Larry Fitzgerald looks to finish his career with Cardinals

Josh Weinfuss, ESPN:
Larry Fitzgerald isn't going anywhere.

The Cardinals star wide receiver agreed to "essentially" a two-year contract Wednesday to stay with the only team he's played for.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim did not disclose financial details. Fitzgerald will receive $22 million in guaranteed money over the course of the new contract, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports.

The Arizona Cardinals still think the date is February 1, 2009. That was Super Bowl XLIII.
QB Kurt Warner posted one of his best seasons in 2008, throwing for 4,583 yards and 30 touchdowns, with only 14 interceptions, giving him an NFC-best 96.9 rating. His top targets were receivers Larry Fitzgerald (96 receptions, 1,431 yards, 12 touchdowns), Anquan Boldin (89 receptions, 1,038 yards, 11 touchdowns), and Steve Breaston (77 receptions, 1,006 yards, three touchdowns, 904 special teams return yards), who made the Cardinals the fifth team ever to feature three players with over 1,000 receiving yards.

QB Carson Palmer says he will be ready to go for training camp. Their all-time career leader in every major receiving category is in the fold for two more years. The goal was to reward Larry Fitzgerald, and create some salary flexibility. It was good news all around for the Arizona Cardinals.

If this were still 2009, the $23.6 million cap hit for Larry Fitzgerald wouldn't be excessive.

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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