Cardinals star receiver Fitzgerald returns for 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has agreed to a one-year contract with the team. At the end of the 2019 season, he said that he would take some time to think about his future.

Ultimately, he elected to give it a go for another campaign. The 2020 season will be his 17th season in the league — and all with the Cardinals franchise.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald makes a diving catch while being defended by Tracy Walker against the Detroit Lions
Larry Fitzgerald makes a diving catch while being defended by Tracy Walker against the Detroit Lions (Getty Images(

“This season was among the most fun of my career,” Fitzgerald said on Twitter. “The future is so bright for this team & I relish the opportunity to build with this talented young nucleus.

“Arizona is where I started and where I will finish. 2020! Let’s get to work!”

The 36-year-old Minneapolis, Minnesota native appeared in 16 games during the 2019 season. Fitzgerald started all 16 games.

He has started all 16 games for the last five seasons.

This past season, he had 75 receptions for 804 yards and four touchdowns.

Under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury and working with the 2019 No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, Kyle Murray, Fitzgerald had his best season since the 2017 season when he had 1,156 receiving yards.

In his career, he has appeared in 250 games, including 248 starts. He has 1,378 receptions for 17,083 yards and 120 touchdowns.

Fitzgerald is the active receiver with the most receiving yards. In addition, he is second on the all-time lost, trailing only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who had 1,549 receptions in his career with 22,895 yards.

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