WR Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 17th season

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for his 17th season.

The team announced Wednesday that the 36-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals, the team that selected him with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.

“This season was among the most fun of my career,” Fitzgerald tweeted Wednesday morning. “The future is so bright for this team & I relish the opportunity to build with this talented young nucleus. Arizona is where I started and where I will finish. 2020! Let’s get to work!”

Fitzgerald is an All-Pro, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and the winner of the 2016 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.



He is second all-time in the NFL in receiving yards list (17,083) and receptions (1,378) behind Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. He is the leader in touchdown receptions (120) among active players and sixth all-time. He has played in 250 games for the Cardinals.

In 2019, Fitzgerald was a valuable weapon for rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, catching 75 passes for 804 yards with four touchdowns.

“I think he’s playing as good as anybody, honestly,” coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters during his news conference at the end of the season. “You watch what he does week-in and week-out, the little things, the blocking and the toughness that he brings to the offensive side of the football.

“He’s just still creating separation. He does it all.”

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)