Larry Fitzgerald’s dad says son would only keep playing with Cardinals

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Any idea of Larry Fitzgerald leaving the desert to chase a championship with another team appears to be unfounded.

At least according to his father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr.

The elder Fitzgerald said on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he didn’t expect his son to play for any team but the Arizona Cardinals should he return for a 15th season in the NFL.

There’s no chance,” Fitzgerald Sr. said. “This will be it.

“If it’s not with the Cardinals, we’ve seen the last of Larry Fitzgerald in the National Football League wearing No. 11.”

Fitzgerald said he expected to make a decision sometime soon after the Cardinals named a new head coach. Arizona officially hired former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as their replacement for Bruce Arians on January 22. Fitzgerald is still trying to figure out he would fit into a team run by Wilks with Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.

“I know the ownership and community wants him back,” Fitzgerald Sr. said. “But I think Larry has to know certain things in terms of how he fits into the scheme of things for Steve Wilks before he makes that call.”

6 responses to “Larry Fitzgerald’s dad says son would only keep playing with Cardinals

  1. All-Pro WR Larry Fitzgerald is definitely coming back to play next season, he’s even said that himself saying he still feels that he can play at a very high level and will continue to play so long as he feels he can continue to play at a high level. Once Mike McCoy was hired the first call he made was to Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald said to him that he is very excited to work with him and play within his offense, he’s coming back. Larry is still one of the best WR’s in the NFL coming off of his 3rd straight season with at least 1000+ YDs & 100+ receptions, ranking 8th via Pro Football Focus among WR’s of over 100+ ranked and made his like 13th or 14th Pro-Bowl this year. Fitzgerald is only a few hundred yards away from becoming 2nd all-time in Receiving yards and is less than 100 receptions away from 2nd all-time in receptions as well, two records he badly wants and will be back next season to attain becoming 2nd best All-Time in both receiving yards and receptions next season. Once he cant play at an elite level anymore, he will hang them up, Larry is like Rice he won’t toil around the league trying to hang on. Fitzgerald won’t only play next season I think he will play 2 more years at least.

  2. We dont get many AZ games here, but when I do watch them play, I am always reminded of this kids work ethic. I hope his run into the HoF is an easy 11 yard gain.

  3. “If it’s not with the Cardinals, we’ve seen the last of Larry Fitzgerald in the National Football League wearing No. 11.”

    Did he just leave the door open to Larry Fitzgerald continuing to play elsewhere in the NFL wearing a different number?

    It would be a shame for Fitz to retire when he can still play at a high enough level to win that elusive championship somewhere in the NFL.

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