Larry Fitzgerald set to break Cardinals’ franchise record for games played

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The Cardinals franchise has been around for all 100 of the NFL’s seasons, first in Chicago, then in St. Louis and now in Arizona. As of Sunday, Larry Fitzgerald will have played in more games for the franchise than anyone else.

Fitzgerald has played in 234 career games, the same number as former Cardinals kicker and punter Jim Bakken, as noted by Mike Jurecki. As of Sunday’s game against the Lions, Fitzgerald will be at 235 games, most in franchise history.

The 36-year-old Fitzgerald has missed just six games in his career. As he begins his 16th season on Sunday, he’s reaching rare territory.

If Fitzgerald plays all 16 games this year, he’ll be at 250 games played. Among wide receivers in NFL history, only Jerry Rice, Irving Fryar and Tim Brown have played more.

14 responses to “Larry Fitzgerald set to break Cardinals’ franchise record for games played

  1. What a contrast seeing a story about Larry Fitzgerald wedged in between all the articles about Antonio Brown. Night and day/

  2. You couldn’t find two more different people than Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Brown. Fitz is a class act all the way and a credit to the game. Brown…well, not so much.

  3. I am a big Seahawks fan. I don’t like the Arizona Cardinals…

    But I love me some Larry Fitzgerald. What a class-act and consummate professional.

  4. Great player, better person, and all that talent largely wasted in desert. Good on him for not abandoning ship though, I’m sure he could have easily forced his way out or requested a trade.

  5. He’s one of the greats, one of the few I can think of that played through my time of being an NFL fan.

  6. In a news cycle that is being dominated by Antonio Brown, we have here an article about his polar opposite – the anti-AB, if you will.

  7. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. More people should try to be like Larry. The NFL will be a worse place when he’s gone. I’m not even a Cardinals fan, but I am a Larry Fitzgerald fan.

  8. Imagine what this guys career numbers would of looked like if he would have played with a Brees Manning or Brady for his entire career. Nobody has done it with more pride and dignity or professionalism then Larry Fitzgerald. I remember watching him catch his first TD in the NFL and I hope I’m watching when he catches his last. It will be hand the ball to the ref and celebrate on the sidelines. Simply an amazing career.

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