There has been a lot of speculation of late that Larry Fitzgerald, the free agent Wide Receiver, will be retiring shortly. If he does, this would make a loaded group of first ballot eligible even stronger, as Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Jason Witten and Maurkice Pouncey have all called it a career in 2020.
Fitzgerald, who is 37, had career-lows last season (54 Receptions, 409 Yards, 1 Touchdown), and after 17 seasons in the National Football League, this might be it. Playing his entire career with the Arizona Cardinals, Fitzgerald has accumulated 17,492 Receiving Yards, which is second all-time behind Jerry Rice, who is more than 5,000 Yards ahead of him. Fitzgerald’s 121 Touchdowns are currently sixth all-time.
If Fitzgerald plays in 2021, it won’t likely be with Arizona, who just signed A.J. Green. In our 2020 pre-season rank of active players with Hall of Fame credentials, Fitzgerald was ranked #5.
We don’t what Fitzgerald will be doing in 2021, but we will always wish him the best at whatever it is.