Now that the Cardinals’ season has ended with a playoff loss in Carolina, the chatter will commence regarding the future of receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Or perhaps the proper word isn’t commence but continue.
As PFT reported last month, the Cardinals will not cut Fitzgerald, despite a $23.6 million cap number for 2015. The next morning, G.M. Steve Keim said that the team has configured its 2015 budget to keep Fitzgerald at his coming cap number.
While they won’t cut him, they could trade him. And if they decide not to trade him, they’ll hope that Fitzgerald would be willing to take a reduced salary that better reflects his current role and value to the team. If he wants to win a Super Bowl, it makes sense to free up cash and cap space for other players.
That’s ultimately the question he’ll have to ask himself wherever he ends up next season, whether it’s Arizona or somewhere else.