Feb 1, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald speaks during the 2013 Walter Payton NFL man of the year award press conference in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Convention Center. Super Bowl XLVII will be played between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Fitzgerald Is in "Prove It Mode"


Larry Fitzgerald, statistically had a disappointing season. He is one of the greatest wide outs in the NFL currently and we saw what he was capable of when Kurt Warner was throwing him the ball. But last year Fitzgerald posted career low numbers (71 catches, 798 yards), which in part is excusable considering he played with 4 different quarterbacks in one season.

But now that Carson Palmer has brought stability to the position, Fitzgerald is ready to go and excited. But Palmer is equally excited.

“To be a quarterback coming to a team where a receiver runs things and pretty much is the one everyone looks up to is a unique situation for me,” Palmer said.

Clearly a shot at a former teammate. But as happy as Fitzgerald is, he is in “prove it” mode.

“I’m coming off the most disappointing season of my career and I’m in ‘Prove it’ mode,” Fitzgerald said. “Anyone who can come to our team and help us reclaim the division, I’m all for.”

Palmer shares Fitzgerald’s drive and is ready to win now.

“At the point I am in in my career, I want to win now,” Palmer said. “I don’t have years to build.”

“I don’t think I ever dreamed we’d get a quarterback the quality of Carson Palmer to come to the Cardinals and it just presented itself,” Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said.

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