The 36-year-old was set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason but has officially made a decision to wave off retirement, signing a one-year deal with the Cardinals, the team announced.
Legendary Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return to the team in 2020 after signing a one-year contract to return for his 17th National Football League season, the club announced on Wednesday. The future is so bright for this team & I relish the opportunity to build with this talented young nucleus, Fitzgerald tweeted shortly after the announcement. "2020! Let's get to work!"
In franchise history, only one player will have played more seasons for the team: quarterback Jim Hart, who played 18 seasons. The hiring of Kliff Kingsbury as head coach and the upside on first-overall pick Kyler Murray make for a tantalizing reason for Fitzgerald to return in 2020, and so he shall. But the franchise showed growth as the season progressed, including a road win over playoff-bound Seattle on December 22.More news: VA Governor Bans Guns on State Capitol Grounds, Declares ‘State of Emergency’
Now the speculation is over.
Fitzgerald started all 16 games in 2019 for the 12th time in his career.
Fitzgerald, who also played in game No. 250 in the season finale in Los Angeles, has an active 243-game receptions streak, the second-longest ever behind Rice.More news: European Tour's new slow play regulations come in to effect this week
Fitzgerald hauled in 74 receptions for 804 yards and four touchdowns - all team bests - in 2019.
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