On Sunday, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald was asked about his future in the NFL and the possibility he may retire after this season.
“I feel good right now,” Fitzgerald said, via ESPN.com. “When that changes, I’ll let you know.”
When the time comes for Fitzgerald to call it a career, he says there won’t be a big announcement and tear shed.
“That’s not how I am,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m just one player out of 1,600 in the National Football League, and it’s a lot bigger than me. It’s never going to be like that.”
Fitzgerald made it clear that the only reason he’s here with the goal of winning a Super Bowl ring.
“That’s huge,” Fitzgerald said. “That’s the only reason I’m playing at this point. From a personal standpoint and the things I’ve accomplished, they’re fine. But the thing that you will say is out of your control because you’re in a team sport is a championship.”
There has been talk that HC Bruce Arians and possibly even QB Carson Palmer may retire after this year. However, Fitzgerald explained that his decision will be based solely on himself.
“I don’t really make any decisions based on anybody else,” Fitzgerald said. “I never really have. I don’t know what the future holds. That’s why this year is so much more important because we don’t have to think about what we’re doing after Feb. 4. It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is the days until then and how we can improve and get better and do what we need to do to give ourselves an opportunity to just get into the playoffs and possibly win the division and try to win the NFC Championship Game and get to the Super Bowl.
“That’s really what’s important. The long term doesn’t mean anything at this point.”
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