Kliff Kingsbury hopes Larry Fitzgerald sticks around a few more years

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The last few years have seen wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald take his time before committing to playing another year for the Cardinals and head coach Kliff Kingsbury hopes that dance continues for a little while longer.

Kingsbury is installing a new offense to go with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray and he said on Wednesday that he hopes Fitzgerald is a “security blanket” for Murray once the regular season arrives. He also hopes that playing that role is appealing enough to convince the wideout to continue putting off retirement.

“I’m hoping he enjoys the process and enjoys what the offense turns into and how we’re playing and it gives him a reason to stick around a few more years,” Kingsbury said, via ArizonaSports.com. “He practices and plays like he’s trying to make the team.”

Fitzgerald said he’s taking things one day at a time, but admitted to feeling “reinvigorated” this offseason and said Murray’s intelligence “pops out” when the team is practicing. Those are good signs for the chances of an extended stay on the roster, but any official word probably won’t come until the calendar flips to 2020.

5 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury hopes Larry Fitzgerald sticks around a few more years

  1. Larry is without a doubt “Mr. Cardinal” for the Phoenix Cardinals, not to mention a very classy player. I’ve been a fan since he came out of college at Pitt.

  2. Fitz has said he will continue to play as long as he can play at a high level. Fitz had 3 back to back 100+/1000YD+ seasons before last season which saw him catch 70 receptions for 734YDs n 6TDs in an offense that was as dysfunctional as it gets in McCoys uncreative antiquated offensive scheme. With Kingsbury coming in who runs a very far more creative offense Fitz should get back to catching around 100 balls for a 1000YDs+ playing out of the slot underneath as a possession WR which a role he has perfected over the last 5yrs. With Arizona adding a lot more speed and guys who can threaten outside w/ Christian Kirk going into year 2 and the additions of Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and Kevin White with David Johnson also playing a big role in the passing game Arizona’s passing game should be much more explosive and exciting in 2019 under Tom Clements and Kliff Kingsbury.

  3. hawkkiller says:
    June 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm
    Fitz has said he will continue to play as long as he can play at a high level. Fitz had 3 back to back 100+/1000YD+ seasons before last season which saw him catch 70 receptions for 734YDs n 6TDs in an offense that was as dysfunctional as it gets in McCoys uncreative antiquated offensive scheme. With Kingsbury coming in who runs a very far more creative offense Fitz should get back to catching around 100 balls for a 1000YDs+ playing out of the slot underneath as a possession WR which a role he has perfected over the last 5yrs. With Arizona adding a lot more speed and guys who can threaten outside w/ Christian Kirk going into year 2 and the additions of Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and Kevin White with David Johnson also playing a big role in the passing game Arizona’s passing game should be much more explosive and exciting in 2019 under Tom Clements and Kliff Kingsbury.
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    Just have Fitz locker next to PEDerson. Larry can play another 5 years if he starts juicing with PP. Doesn’t really look like he needs to as jacked and muscled as he is now though. For a player of his age that’s remarkable. I remember a couple years ago Larry was looking old and dealing with a lot of injuries. Now he’s found the fountain of youth somehow. Good for him.

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