Larry Fitzgerald’s time with the Arizona Cardinals could soon be coming to an end but the wide receiver is not focused on those rumors. Before Sunday’s games Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that a trade might already be in the works. He claimed that the Cardinals are looking towards an off-season move but could deal Fitzgerald by Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Trading Larry Fitzgerald would allow the Cardinals to free up $13 million next season and count $8 million against the salary cap, while clearing several big salaries through the 2018 end of contract time.
After Sunday’s game Fitzgerald, who became youngest player to catch 800 passes, was asked about trade rumors. Fitzerald promised Cardinals fans that he was focused on the current season.
Speaking to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic the wide receive said, “I don’t know. I come to work every day and just focus on how I can help the Arizona Cardinals and help my team win. If they decide to move me, that happens. I have no control over any of that. I just focus on what I can do to improve and help my team.”
If the Arizona Cardinals choose to hold onto Larry Fitzgerald through the end of the season his last eight games of the year will likely determine his future with the franchise or another NFL club.
What we do know at this time is that first-year general manager Steve Keim is determined to rebuild the franchise under coach Bruce Arians and has no problem offloading large contracts to make way for rebuilding efforts.
We aren’t likely to hear any bad-talking from Larry Fitzgerald, the guy was nominated by Forbes as the “most-liked” player in the NFL for a reason.
The Arizona Cardinals in their own publications have called Fitzgerald “The Franchise” and now we might soon learn if that is moniker holds true.