“You know what, Jimmy G. dared me that I wouldn’t do it,” Kittle said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “And so I said ‘OK, I will do it.’ And that’s all it was. AB’s a fantastic player. Anything that happens with players in the offseason that’s on coach (Kyle) Shanahan and Mr. (John) Lynch. Whatever decisions they make, I’m standing behind them.”
“He’s done a great job everywhere he’s gone. I mean, they throw the ball a lot and as a receiver that’s exciting,” said Fitzgerald, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.
- Fitzgerald added that an “offensive-minded head coach” should help the Cardinals with QB Josh Rosen and WR Christian Kirk entering their second seasons: “Last year we didn’t do great offensively so having an offensive mind and somebody who’s innovative and having Josh (Rosen) have another year under his belt and getting Christian Kirk back healthy, I mean all of these things are going to be positives for us offensively,” via (Josh Weinfuss)
- Regarding his possible retirement, Fitzgerald said he decided to return for his 16th year in the NFL “two weeks after the season,” since he “just still had a desire to play the game.” (Josh Weinfuss)
The 2019 franchise tag for safeties is expected to be around $12 million fully guaranteed and Condotta believes Seattle is more likely to want to have it available for DE Frank Clark if they’re unable to sign him long term.
Regarding the draft, Condotta believes it’s more likely the Seahawks will once again look trade down from No. 26 overall.