Larry Fitzgerald nonetheless hasn’t given the Arizona Cardinals a choice on whether or not he’ll return for a 18th season with the staff — lower than a month away from the beginning of coaching camp. The Cardinals have executed sufficient at large receiver to compensate for the potential lack of Fitzgerald, however one of many staff’s present wideouts is hoping he decides to play one other 12 months.
Christian Kirk needs Fitzgerald again, offering an replace on Fitzgerald’s prospects of returning for one more season.
“You by no means know with Fitzy,” Kirk mentioned to NFL Community, by way of Professional Soccer Discuss. “He is form of taking his time. Slightly longer this 12 months, however he is executed it like this prior to now, the place he takes his time and form of does his personal factor after which he’ll resolve. So we’ll see…I hope to see him again on the sphere.”
Arizona already had Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins within the fold, and added A.J. Inexperienced in free company together with choosing Rondale Moore within the second spherical of this 12 months’s draft. There could also be no room for Fitzgerald to obtain vital enjoying time, however having Fitzgerald on the Cardinals is best than not having him.
“That is an enormous brother to me. I am appreciative of each second that I’ve had with him — on and off the sphere,” Kirk mentioned. “I feel I’ve undoubtedly discovered extra, simply the way to carry myself as knowledgeable off the sphere and constructing relationships with individuals. I am tremendous grateful for him.”
Fitzgerald has caught 1,432 passes for 17,492 yards and 121 touchdowns in his Corridor of Fame profession, all with the Cardinals. He is second solely to Jerry Rice in receptions and receiving yards and sixth all-time in receiving touchdowns. Fitzgerald holds 24 NFL data and 40 franchise data, etching himself as one of many best gamers in NFL historical past.
The Cardinals have a spot for Fitzgerald on this roster — if he needs it. His choice must be coming quickly.