Carson Palmer expects to play next season; Larry Fitzgerald says 'we will see'

Posted at 12:42 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 09:15:54-05

Among the numerous questions the Arizona Cardinals will face at the end of their disappointing 2016 season is the fate of their starting quarterback and star wide receiver.

At 36 and 33 years of age, respectively, there seems to be a real possibility that Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald could both decide to call it a career after the Cards' final two games of the season.

Both men were asked about their future plans following Sunday's loss to the Saints. Neither man provided much insight, though Palmer provided a bit more of a hint than Fitzgerald did.

"I haven't even thought about that. But I expect to. I'd like to," Palmer said when asked whether he expects to play football next season.

In the preseason, a report surfaced that Fitzgerald was likely to retire at the end of the 2016 season, though the future Hall of Famer was quick to say that report was premature.

If Fitzgerald has made plans beyond the end of the season, he wasn't in the mood to divulge them Sunday.

"I got two more games to go. I will play those games as hard as I can against two division opponents and we will see what goes on this offseason," Fitzgerald said. "My attention is solely focused on Seattle this Saturday."

The 5-8-1 Cardinals will face the Seahawks in Seattle on Christmas Eve and wrap up their season at the Los Angeles Rams on New Year's Day.