Larry Fitzgerald mulling return, retirement in 2020

Posted at 6:02 AM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 08:02:31-05

GLENDALE, AZ — Arizona Cardinals superstar Larry Fitzgerald is reportedly taking some time to decide whether or not to return for a 17th season after the Cardinals 5-10-1 finish.

Fitzgerald had four catches for 45 yards in the Cards’ season finale, a 31-24 loss, against the Los Angeles Rams.

"It's been a great year," Fitzgerald said after the game Sunday. "For having a five-win season, I can't remember having as much joy in the process.”

Fitzgerald was drafted third overall in the 2004 draft and quickly rose to the top of the ranks with the team becoming a fan favorite.

In his career, Fitzgerald has had nine seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards and five seasons with at least 10 touchdowns.

Fitzgerald is set to become a free agent this offseason, but it is highly rumored that Kliff Kingsbury and the rest of the Cardinals brass would happily welcome the veteran back in 2020.

“I've got to talk to (Cardinals owner) Michael (Bidwill) and make sure they want me back, if that's even an option. You've got to go through the process, but I love this organization with all my heart. I've given everything I had for 16 years. I've just got to take a little time to figure it out."

Fitzgerald finished 2019 with 804 yards receiving and four touchdowns.