Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is confirming the report that receiver Larry Fitzgerald is getting involved in the team’s search for a new quarterback — but downplaying any perception that Fitzgerald is the decider.
“Larry is obviously not making the decisions,” Whisenhunt told the Arizona Republic. “There’s a lot of things that guys want that they don’t necessarily get. That’s why I have individual meetings with them to get their ideas. It would make sense to at least talk to some of your players.”
It certainly does make sense to talk to your players, but allowing players to get too involved in the process of choosing their teammates could create all kinds of headaches, and could undermine the authority of the coaches.
So it’s not surprising that Whisenhunt wants to make it clear that it’s not Fitzgerald’s decision who will be throwing him passes next season.