Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

He's Back: Larry Fitzgerald Will Play In 2018

He's Back: Larry Fitzgerald Will Play In 2018

Fitzgerald is now 34 years old (he'll turn 35 a few weeks before the 2018 season starts) and there have been rumors about his retirement for a few seasons now.

It's unclear who'll be throwing to him, but Larry Fitzgerald will return for a 15th season with the Cardinals, the future Hall of Fame wideout told new coach Steve Wilks on Wednesday evening.

Last season, Fitzgerald recorded 109 catches for 1,156 yards and six touchdowns.

Wilks revealed during an interview with 98.7 FM in Arizona that Fitzgerald told him he will return, the Cardinals' web site said.

During Super Bowl LII media sessions, Fitzgerald hinted at optimism for another season under Wilks, who was defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers.

Head coach Steve Wilks broke the news Thursday morning on the "Doug & Wolf Show" on Arizona Sports.

The 11-time Pro Bowler will enter the 2018 season as the NFL's active leader in catches (1,234), receiving yards (15,545), and is second behind Antonio Gates in touchdown receptions (110).

The 34-year-old Fitzgerald is the Cardinals' franchise leader in almost every statistical receiving category, including receptions, yards and touchdowns. With 92 catches, he will pass Tony Gonzalez for second place all-time for catches in a career.

He was named to his 11th Pro Bowl this year.

Fitzgerald is third in National Football League history in career receptions and receiving yards, and he's No. 1 in both categories among receivers who have only played for one National Football League team.

Jerry Rice, in first place in both categories, is likely unreachable in both catches (1,549) and yards (22,895).

The Cardinals hired Wilks to be the head coach January 22, and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was hired soon after.

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