Arizona Cardinals re-sign veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald to return for 17th NFL season

Though he will turn 37 in August Larry Fitzgerald has signed a new deal to remain with the Arizona Cardinals for next

This is Fitzgerald's 16th season with the team.

The Arizona Cardinals announced the receiver will return in 2020 for his 17th pro season, signing Fitzgerald to a one-year contract. Larry Fitzgerald has officially re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals for the 2020 football season.

In his career, Fitzgerald has nine seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards and five seasons with at least 10 touchdowns.

"The future is so bright for this team and I relish the opportunity to build with this talented young nucleus. 2020! Let's get to work!"

Fitzgerald hauled in 74 receptions for 804 yards and four touchdowns - all team bests - in 2019.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he had a simple pitch to Fitzgerald: "please come back".

Now the speculation is over. For his career, he's reeled in 17,083 yards and 20 touchdowns, making him the all-time franchise leader in both categories to an insane degree, lapping second-place Roy Green - a Ring of Honor inductee - by 8,118 yards and 54 touchdowns.

Fitzgerald has played in 250 games for the Cardinals, who drafted him with the third overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Over his previous 16 seasons in the NFL, Fitzgerald has been named a Pro Bowler 11 times (2005, 2007-2013, 2015-2017) and an All-Pro three times (2008-09, 2011).

He now ranks second all-time in career receptions, trailing Jerry Rice by 171 catches, and second all-time in receiving yards, trailing Rice by 5,812 yards.

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