Report: Cardinals talking contract with Fitzgerald

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Cardinals have begun contract talks with their best player, WR Larry Fitzgerald.

PFW correspondent and Arizona Republic writer Kent Somers confirmed an ESPN report that the Cardinals have opened talks with Fitzgerald, whose current contract expires after the 2011 season.

Fitzgerald is being paid an average of $10 million and is one of the league's highest-paid receivers. He had 90 catches for 1,137 yards in 2010, but his six touchdowns were his lowest output since the 2006 season.

Fitzgerald has said that he prefers to remain in Arizona.

The way we see it

The offense does not have a whole lot around Fitzgerald, and the Cardinals should put everything they can into negotiations to hold onto him. It would help keep Fitzgerald in Phoenix to solidify the quarterback situation, but luckily for the Cards, he wants to stay in Arizona.