Arizona Cardinals superstar wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald became the youngest player to catch 800 passes in his career, and there is no doubt that Fitzgerald will have a bust in Canton. Fitz looked excellent against an easy Atlanta Falcons secondary, and he had a really nice touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. He hasn’t been playing at 100% due to a nagging hamstring injury, but it’s clear that it isn’t an issue for Fitzgerald, who has still managed to catch five touchdown passes already this year.
It was reported before the game by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that a trade regarding Larry Fitzgerald will be “in play” in the offseason, and that has to do with his incredibly high cap number. If the Cardinals can’t get him to restructure his contract, then we may have to face the sad fact that Fitzgerald won’t be able to stick with the Arizona Cardinals franchise for his entire career. And yes, I am one of those sentimental people who loves it when players stay with a single franchise for their entire career.
But it doesn’t sound like the Cardinals will have to go down that route, if Steve Keim is telling the truth and gets his way. The Cardinals GM told Arizona Sports 620′s Doug & Wolf Show, “I have not had one conversation regardaring a trade with Larry Fitzgerald.”
Keim went on to say that he has “every intent” of letting Larry Fitzgerald retire with the Cardinals organization, which has to be in the best interest of most people. While it’s definitely not a surprise to hear that Keim hasn’t had discussions with other teams regarding Fitzgerald’s trade status at this moment in time, it won’t be as surprising to hear word of trade conversations regarding Fitzgerald in the offseason. In fact, it sounds like a likelihood, depending on how aggressive other teams are.