Larry Fitzgerald, a worldwide receiver with Cardinals, is returning to the team for the 2020 season.
There was speculation that the Fitzgerald could 36 years of retirement age, but the team announced Wednesday that he has signed a year's contract. The veteran – who are among the most productive recipients in the NFL history – have been posted to social media soon after the announcement.
“This season was one of the most fun things in my life,” said Fitzgerald. “The future is so bright for this team and I appreciate the opportunity to build on this young nucleus.”
“Arizona is where I started and where I will finish. 2020! Let's go to work! ”
Fitzgerald was very productive in his 16th season, leading the Cardinal with 75 catches for 804 yards and four. He repeatedly commented on how well he enjoyed playing with the Murray Kyler rocket, which was the overall pick.
Now they get a second shot to make the playoffs together. The Cardinals had a 5-10-1 record last year.
In 16 seasons with Arizona, Fitzgerald is a Cardinal franchise leader in games played (250), receptions (1,378), reception yards (1783), receiving bridges (120), full prizes (120) and 100-yard games ( 49). The only 1,378 career receptions are any player in NFL history with one team.
It is runner all the time behind Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,549). A total of 1783 career reception gardens at Fitzgerald are ranked second in the history of the NFL, and the 120th career reception for sixth careers.
In the 2019 season finale against the Rams, Fitzgerald was featured in his 250th career game for the Cardinals, and was the first player and 13th player in NFL history to be in 250 games at least with a single team.
Fitzgerald, Pro Bowler is 11-times, after each of the 16 games to play in each of the last five years (2015-19) and the horror of 84 consecutive start is the active sound longest among receivers across the NFL.