Larry Fitzgerald Signs One-year Contract with Cardinals for 17th Season

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald attends a news conference after winning an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Fitzgerald is coming back to the team for the 2020 season. There was speculations the 36-year-old Fitzgerald might retire, but the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he has signed a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Larry Fitzgerald is back with the Arizona Cardinals. Again.

The future Hall of Fame wide receiver signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals to play a 17th season, all with the only NFL team he has played for. The team announced the signing on Wednesday morning and did not disclose terms of Fitzgerald’s one-year deal, but he has earned $11 million in each of the past four seasons.

Fitzgerald, 36, currently sits second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list (17,083) and receptions list (1,378), behind Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. Fitzgerald is sixth on the NFL’s all-time touchdown receptions list with 120, eight behind fifth-place Marvin Harrison, another Hall of Famer.

Fitzgerald was the only active receiver named to the NFL’s all-time team in December.

Fitzgerald’s retirement has been a constant topic of discussion late in the season for each of the last few years, but Fitzgerald kept his message consistent. He took time after each season to evaluate his health, both mental and physical, and then decided on his playing future. Fitzgerald was more open this past season about his future plans, which he said would include doing something that would have an impact on the world, instead of something without substance.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Josh Weinfuss