Although Arizona Cardinals lost their head coach and quarterback at the end of 2017 NFL seasons, it looks like they will at least keep their wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald. New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks recently spoke with The Doug & Wolf Show on 98.7 FM in Arizona and revealed that Fitzgerald will be with the team in 2018 as well.
“Larry mentioned to me last night that he’s coming back for the 2018 season. … He’s totally committed, those are his words. We’re ecstatic to have him part of the Arizona Cardinals,” – said Wilks.
This is great news for Cardinals fans who were afraid that Larry Fitzgerald could follow the path of Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians, who decided to retire after the season wrapped up. The 34-year-old Fitzgerald hinted that he could be back in 2018 during his appearance at the NFL Network’s Super Bowl pregame show.
“I’m excited about what the future holds,” – said Fitzgerald when asked about the opportunity to play for Wilks. “Obviously there are some things that need to happen in terms of personnel, draft and things like that to help our team improve, but I’m confident that [general manager] Steve Keim and his group are going to do a good job with that.“
Larry Fitzgerald entered the NFL in 2004 when the Arizona Cardinals drafted him with the third overall pick in that year’s draft. Since then he was selected 11 times for Pro-Bowl, has one First-team All-Pro (2008)and two Second-team All-Pro selections. During his NFL career, Fitzgerald was also NFL receptions leader on two occasions and also led the league in receiving touchdowns two years. As of 2017, Fitzgerald is ranked third all-time in receptions and receiving yards, while leading all active players in both categories. He is also ranked eighth in receiving touchdowns.