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Larry Fitzgerald cracks the Pro Football Focus top 50 of the last decade

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As the new decade is upon us many are reflecting back over the last decade.

Pro Football Focus is doing just that releasing their top 101 players of the 2010’s.

Thus far, two current Arizona Cardinals players have found themselves on the list, as Chandler Jones was ranked as the 80th best player of the decade and Patrick Peterson was ranked 54th.

The Cardinals also had one former player and Steve Keim draft pick, Tyrann Mathieu on the list.

Another Arizona Cardinal has made the list and he will likely be the final one, as the ageless one, Larry Fitzgerald checks in, ranking in the top 50.

From Pro Football Focus:

47. WR LARRY FITZGERALD

Few players in NFL history can even argue that they have better hands than Larry Fitzgerald. Over the entire decade, he had just 27 dropped passes from 1,347 targets, and he recorded more than 10,000 receiving yards despite regularly suffering substandard quarterback play. But for a brief respite from Carson Palmer in the middle of the decade, Fitzgerald has had precious little help from his quarterbacks over the past 10 years, yet he still produced with the best receivers in the game and even transitioned to the slot and back without even a hiccup in his game. Even with the decade capturing just the second half of his career, he still ranks as one of the best players of the past 10 years.

Fitzgerald outside of the top 20 seems like an omission, but we’ll see how the list looks at the end before we go too hard.

Fitz is one of the greatest to ever play the game, so to see a number of wide receivers above him is interesting.

Calais Campbell, former Arizona Cardinals great is ranked right behind Fitz as the 48th best player.

I don’t think we’ll see anymore true Arizona Cardinals players on the list (so don’t tell me Adrian Peterson is on the list because he doesn’t count).