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Report: Larry Fitzgerald expects 2016 will be his final season

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) warms up prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) AP

In August, the Cardinals signed wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to a contract extension that runs through the 2017 season but it may wind up going unused.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Fitzgerald has told people close to him that he expects the 2016 season will be the last one of his career.¬†Fitzgerald was asked about his plans beyond the 2016 season a few times during the offseason and said that he hasn’t made any decisions about what the future holds.

He said in April that he doesn’t want to “go through any other quarterback situations,” which suggested that Carson Palmer’s departure from Arizona would have an impact on any decision.¬†Palmer is signed through 2018, however, so the possibility of a new quarterback situation may not be a great one unless things go off the rails this year.

Fitzgerald ranks 11th all-time in receptions, 11th in receiving touchdowns and 15th in receiving yards as the Cardinals prepare to open their season against the Patriots on Sunday night.

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17 Responses to “Report: Larry Fitzgerald expects 2016 will be his final season”
  1. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 11, 2016 10:52 AM

    He’s tired of playing with a choking QB and a loser coach who talks as if he’s won anything.

  2. Chris says: Sep 11, 2016 10:54 AM

    Best WR since Rice. If he had a stable QB situation, imagine What his stat line would be.

  3. donterrelli says: Sep 11, 2016 11:09 AM

    No shocker there.

  4. 700levelvet says: Sep 11, 2016 11:10 AM

    Heading to Vegas soon…. If this is true, the Cards win the SB, odds?? the owners are salivating, great guy, total professional, swan song etc… Positive publicity for their PC agenda…

  5. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 11:12 AM

    Too bad he’ll never win a Super Bowl.

  6. amaf21 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:13 AM

    other than barry sanders, i’ve never seen a player do more with less.

  7. theageofquarrel says: Sep 11, 2016 11:18 AM

    @religionisforidiots
    He won 2 Super Bowl rings
    Pretty sure that is better than anything you achieved in your troll life

  8. beavertonsteve says: Sep 11, 2016 11:23 AM

    Best WR since Rice. If he had a stable QB situation, imagine What his stat line would be.
    —-
    To be fair, Sidney had a pretty mediocre career.

  9. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 11:35 AM

    Too bad his coach folds like origami as soon as he hits adversity.

    Team follows suit.

  10. jackedupboonie says: Sep 11, 2016 11:37 AM

    Carson owes his one career playoff win to him.

  11. shadywarrior says: Sep 11, 2016 11:43 AM

    Come to NE and get a ring, everyone knows about the Fitz-Belichick love affair.

  12. jackedupboonie says: Sep 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    Cards fans also count the 2 titles from the 20s and 30s that included games against high school teams when their team was from chicago

  13. sfdiablo says: Sep 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    The pleasure has been all ours Larry

  14. stairwayto7 says: Sep 11, 2016 12:27 PM

    Same story last few years. Only will go if he wins Super Bowl. This is not breaking news!

  15. 6250claimer says: Sep 11, 2016 12:34 PM

    What kind of troll craps on Larry Fitz? Fitz the man is the only thing that’s been better than Fitz the receiver for the last 12 years.

    I hope he does retire, it’s much better to see a player go out before his skills decline and force him out. Jerry Rice in a Seahawks uniform, anyone? That was embarrassing. Cards should put it all together and get Larry is ring this year, would be a spectacular ending to a spectacular career.

  16. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 12:57 PM

    Unless he can pass to himself, don’t expect much from noodle armed, 50 year old, one career playoff game win – in OT no less – Palmer.

  17. Chris says: Sep 11, 2016 12:58 PM

    Ian Rappoport getting owned on Twitter by Fitz Sr for making this up.

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