Before the Cardinals kicked off their 2016 season with a 23-21 loss to the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has told people that he expects this to be his final NFL season.
After the game, Fitzgerald, who signed a one-year extension this summer, called the report “speculation” and said he doesn’t have his mind made up about what to have for dinner “let alone what I am doing next year.”
“I signed another year for a reason,” Fitzgerald said, via the Arizona Republic. “I believe in what we are doing here, and [Cardinals president] Michael Bidwill is doing everything he can to put us in position to win. That is where my mindset is at. What I am doing next year is of no importance. This is the year, and I want to make sure it is a great one.”
Fitzgerald had eight catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday night, so there’s no sign that he can’t do the job anymore. Whether he wants to will be a question that gets answered down the road.