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Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:18 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 7:45 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Larry Fitzgerald had an, um, interesting year. Consistently one of the top receivers in the NFL, Fitzgerald still finished with 90 catches and 1,137 yards, but finished with less than 10 touchdowns for the first time since 2006.

He appeared consistently frustrated by the fact that the poo-poo platter of Max Hall, Derek Anderson and John Skelton didn't make his job any easier. Despite that frustration, Chris Mortensen reports that the Cardinals and Fitzgerald have begun preliminary discussions on a contract extension for the all-world wide receiver.

Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic adds that two sources confirm the negotiations and also makes the salient point that under Fitz' current contract he can neither be traded nor franchised.

At the moment, Fitzgerald's got one year left on his four-year, $40 million deal that was signed in 2008. Arizona obviously doesn't want him playing anywhere else and there's a good chance you'll see a large amount of money exchange hands when Fitzgerald signs a new contract.

However, the frustration with his quarterback situation could play into the contract negotiations as well. It seems unlikely that Fitzy would sign a long-term deal unless there's some sort of guarantee and/or good-faith measure that the team will get a talented quarterback for the long-term future.

Anderson's as good as gone. And the Skelton/Hall combo showed a lot of potential, but there's no certainty that they can help the Cardinals compete immediately in the way a veteran (like, say, Donovan McNabb?) would.

Obviously Fitzgerald is going to make sure he gets paid, but don't be surprised to see him make sure he's got accurate footballs headed his way too.

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Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Kansas City would be a great fit for him. Cassel is pretty good, plus Haley was his coach in Arizona.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:47 am
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Kolb would be the best fit for this organisation.




Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:46 am
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Kolb!



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:30 am
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

McNabb really, if they wanted an unnaccurate black qb couldnt they just put black face on derek anderson?????
I like vince young for the job myself, he needs a fresh start to get a real second chance, no matter what he did in tennessee his immature past  defines him there... but i think he still has what it takes if he can put his mental game where his physical potential is, ala mike vick... 



Since: Apr 1, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Come hook up with your friend, Anquan Boldin in Baltimore....Joe Flacco is very accurate and you would do great....haha



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Fitz is about get paid Raider CB $$$$$.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Report: Fitz, Cards talking extension

Larry Fitzgerald should go not sign any contract extension with the Cards.  Arizona is not in any position to win for the long term.  If Fitzgerald is smart, he would play out his final year and seek a contract with a team that has surrounding talent and a good QB. 


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