Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald put on a vintage performance Sunday night during Arizona’s 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots. It was a performance that suggested the 33-year-old has plenty left and shouldn’t be calling it quits anytime soon.
Rumors leaked that Fitzgerald was mulling retirement following the 2016 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that’s simply not true. Schefter said Fitzgerald has no intention to retire after the season. In fact, he signed a one-year contract extension last month that suggested he has at least another season left beyond this one.
Fitzgerald proved he is far from a receiver on the decline. He caught 8 passes for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns, the 99th and 100th-career TD receptions for the future Hall of Fame wideout.
Fitzgerald was also Arizona’s best receiver on the field by a wide margin. Michael Floyd and John Brown caught 4 passes for 69 yards combined last night and Fitzgerald led the team with 10 targets.
The 2015 season was a resurgence in a way for Fitzgerald. He caught 105 passes for 1,215 yards and 9 touchdowns after failing to eclipse the 1,000-yard plateau in the prior three seasons.