Former Pitt wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has at least on year left in the tank.
Fitzgerald signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals for the 2020 season, the team announced Wednesday. He had been scheduled to become a free agent in March. The 2020 season will be Fitzgerald’s 17th in the NFL and all have come with the Cardinals. NFL Network has reported that Fitzgerald’s one-year contract will be worth about $11 million.
The 36-year-old receiver hasn’t slowed down much over the years. In 2019, he was Arizona’s leading receiver, hauling in 75 passes for 804 yards and four touchdowns.
For his career, he has 17,083 yards, second-all time in NFL history behind Jerry Rice, and 120 touchdowns. Fitzgerald is roughly on Rice’s career yardage pace, though Rice played until he was 42 years old.
“I think he’s playing as good as anybody, honestly,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “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. We missed him twice for huge plays yesterday. He’s just still creating separation. He does it all.”