“If that’s what needs to be done, that’s what needs to be done,” Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald, 30, has four years remaining on his eight-year deal worth $128.5 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed.
As things stand right now, Fitzgerald will count $18 million against the Cardinals’ 2014 salary cap. Fitzgerald has an $8 million roster bonus coming his way in 2015 to g along with a staggering $21.25 million cap figure, so it makes plenty of sense to address his contract now if this is something he’s open to.
It’s worth mentioning that Fitzgerald has previously made it known that he has no intention of accepting a pay cut, so any agreement would basically push cap hits into future years.
Arizona is currently projected to have a little over $2 million in cap space this offseason, so there is plenty of incentive from their end to get something worked out in the coming months.