Report: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has no plans to retire after this season
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has no plans to retire after this season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
On Sunday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that 33-year-old Fitzgerald “has told people closed to him that he expects” this will be his last year in the NFL.
This season is Fitzgerald’s 13th in the NFL, all of which he has played with the Cardinals. He was drafted by Arizona with the third pick in the 2004 draft out of Pittsburgh and signed a one-year extension with the team last month.
"You know, I don't talk about the future," Fitzgerald said after Sunday's season opener, according to ESPN. "I don't even know what I'm having for dinner tonight, let alone what I'm doing next year. I signed another year for a reason. I believe in what we're doing here. I believe in the guys that I have in this room, the head coach [Bruce Arians], his staff. Obviously, [Cardinals president] Michael Bidwill is doing everything he can to put us in a position to win.
Fitzgerald has been selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, including seven straight appearances from 2007 to 2013. He has seven 1,000-yard seasons, including four years with at least 1,400 receiving yards.
Fitzgerald has also been an exceptionally durable player, missing only six games in his 12 NFL seasons.
He led the Cardinals with 109 receptions, 1,215 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches last season.
Fitzgerald had eight catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns, including his 100th career touchdown catch in Arizona's 23–21 season-opening loss to the New England Patriots.