Cardinals HOF candidates now and in the future
Adrian Wilson: The safety spent 12 seasons playing for the Cardinals after joining the team as a third-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2001. Wilson was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time All Pro who finished his NFL career with 981 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 27 interceptions, 106 passes defenses, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and four touchdowns. Wilson is one of just six players in NFL history with at least 25 career sacks and 25 career picks, joining Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, incoming Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins as well as Rodney Harrison, Ronde Barber and William Thomas.
Since sacks became an official statistic in 1982, Wilson's career total ranks as the fourth-most in league history among defensive backs. Wilson helped the Cardinals to a victory in the 2008 NFC Championship Game and a spot in Super Bowl XLIII, the first in franchise history. He's already been inducted in the Cardinals' Ring of Honor.
Larry Fitzgerald: His franchise-record 11 Pro Bowl selections joins Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (13) as the only wide receivers in NFL history to be selected at least 11 times. A co-winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award and the inaugural winner of the Art Rooney NFL Sportsmanship Award, Fitzgerald is the Cardinals' all-time leader in receptions (1,234), receiving yards (15,545), receiving touchdowns (110), total touchdowns (110), 100-yard receiving games (46) and consecutive games with a reception (211). His nine 1,000-yard receiving seasons are the most in team history.
Fitzgerald ranks third in NFL history for both receptions (1,234) and receiving yards (15,545) and ranks eighth in NFL history with 110 career touchdown receptions. He is one of only five players in NFL history with 15,000-plus receiving yards and 100-plus touchdown receptions in their career.
Fitzgerald's streak of 211 consecutive games with a reception is tied with Tony Gonzalez for the second-longest in NFL history. He tied his own franchise record with 109 receptions in 2017, becoming the oldest player in NFL history to record 100 or more receptions in a season. The 2017 season marked the fifth of his career with 100-plus receptions. In NFL history, only Brandon Marshall (6) has more such seasons.