Larry Fitzgerald: “No timeline” for decision on playing in 2021

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When the Cardinals season came to an end early last month, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that he expected wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to take a while to make a decision about continuing to play in 2021.

It’s been a month since Kingsbury made those comments and Fitzgerald hasn’t reached that decision. Fitzgerald took part in a golf pro-am in Arizona Wednesday and said that he’s just started feeling better after being “banged up” at the end of the regular season.

As a result, Fitzgerald said he hasn’t made a call about an 18th season with the Cardinals.

“I’m just playing golf right now, that’s all I’m worried about,” Fitzgerald said, via Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic. “No timeline. I’m just taking it day by day. Honestly I haven’t given it much thought.”

Fitzgerald had 54 catches for 409 yards and a touchdown in 13 games for the Cardinals. The 13 games matched his previous low for a season while the other numbers as well as his average yards per catch were the lowest of his career.

11 responses to “Larry Fitzgerald: “No timeline” for decision on playing in 2021

  1. He may wish to give it some thought otherwise he may face being released which would be unfortunate for the most popular pro athlete ever to play in AZ.

  2. Not often a player stays with one team their entire career, let alone 18 years.

    Hope he goes out on his terms and with his health.

  3. #2 All Time Receiving, #2 All Time Receptions, #6 All Time WR TD’s (7 more woulda had him in the top 5). Dude’s 1st ballot.

  4. So what is his contract status??

    Last season Fitz played on a one year deal worth 11M plus incentives.

  5. He’s been doing 1 year $11 million contracts for several years now. His 400+ yards and a TD do not justify anything close to that. He does have marketing and community value as an ideal face of the Cardinal’s franchise, and as a team captain and mentor with his immaculate professionalism. But if he wants to play, it’s going to have to be for something other than money. Love of the game and a continued pursuit of the ultimate NFL goal.

  6. Mr. Larry please come home to MN and play for the Vikings, would love to see you in purple and gold.

  7. Fitz may end up like Jerry Rice who bounced from a few teams until getting cut by the Broncos, age 42, during the preseason without having played a regular season snap and ranked 5th on the Denver wr depth chart.

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