Former Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner Has His Say on Retirement Plans of Larry Fitzgerald

Published 07/12/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
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Larry Fitzgerald is an undisputed future Hall of Famer. With 17,492 receiving yards to his name, the 37-year-old wideout is second only to the legendary Jerry Rice in the all-time receiving chart.  

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Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinals player ever since being drafted in 2004. The wide receiver guided his side to their only ever Super Bowl appearance back in 2009 only to fall short at the final hurdle. 

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Now in the twilight years of his career, Larry Fitzgerald is without a team. A free agent, the Arizona Cardinals are yet to make a move to sing him back on a new contract. 

This has prompted many to ask the question as to whether or not Fitzgerald will ever return to play football. His former teammate Kurt Warner recently provided an insight as to what might be going on. 

Larry Fitzgerald could be back for one last season

Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner weighed in with his thoughts regarding the possibility of Larry Fitzgerald hanging up his boots. 

“I really thought this was going to be it for him. But I think the longer this thing plays out, the more I think to myself that he might come back,” said Warner.

Warner played alongside Fitzgerald during his stint at Arizona between 2005-09. The quarterback was part of the Cardinals side that made it to the Super Bowl. 

September 13, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs in front of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Warner did win two Super Bowl during his time with the Rams organization, but the same can’t be said for Fitzgerald. A Super Bowl ring is something that the wide receiver chases. And perhaps it’s that hunger for the ring that’s keeping him away from calling it a day. 

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“We haven’t heard anything at this point with training camp a month away. And to me, it just kind of lends itself to him coming back.”

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Apart from the Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings have emerged as a possible destination for Larry Fitzgerald. But a Super Bowl win with the Cardinals would be the ideal way to cap off a legendary career. Will that end up happening? Only time can tell.   

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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