Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has played with a pretty lousy collection of quarterbacks since Kurt Warner retired. So it’s not surprising that Fitzgerald says he still misses Warner, three and a half years after they last played together.
Fitzgerald said on NFL Network that playing with Warner was a great experience for him, and one he still cherishes.
“I was fortunate to have Kurt for so many years,” Fitzgerald said. “He taught me so much not only as a football player but as a man. I truly value the relationship that he’s allowed me to have with him. I miss him dearly but he’s got his nice cushy chair at NFL [Network] studios now and he’s having a good time. But I learned a lot. I’ve taken all the lessons I’ve learned from him throughout the years, and try to implement it in my game still to this day.”
But Fitzgerald says the Cardinals’ new quarterback, Carson Palmer, has the ability to lead Arizona to the Super Bowl.
“He’s demanding, he holds everybody accountable; he has great leadership ability, he has a really even-keeled disposition but he really cares,” Fitzgerald said of Palmer. “He’s passionate about it, he wants to be good and that attitude is infectious among our group. It’s great to have that leader in our huddle and all of the guys are chomping at the bit to catch some passes from him this season.”
If Palmer is only the second-best quarterback Fitzgerald has played with, the Cardinals can live with that.