Sport Larry Fitzgerald doesn't have 'any timetable' on retirement decision

23:15  12 january  2018
23:15  12 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer announces retirement

  Cardinals QB Carson Palmer announces retirement Carson Palmer retires from football after 15 seasons."Over the years, I've had teammates who decided to hang it up and I would ask them how they knew it was time to walk away. The answer was almost always the same: you just know," Palmer said in the letter.

Fitzgerald hauled in 109 receptions last year, but will be 35 years old when next season begins.

There wasn’ t much about Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ’s play in 2015 that suggested he’s closing in on the end of the line. Fitzgerald set a career high with 109 catches

a man wearing a costume: Larry Fitzgerald © (Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald Larry Fitzgerald is enjoying his offseason in Orlando this week, playing in the Diamond Resorts Invitational golf tournament, but the 14-year NFL veteran has a tough decision ahead of him.

Cardinals fans everywhere want to know whether Fitzgerald plans on returning for a 15th season, after hauling in 109 passes for 1,156 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Fitzgerald, 34, will turn 35 before the start of next season, and coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer have already left. Still, Fitzgerald wasn't ready to commit either way Friday.

“I don’t have any timetable,” Fitzgerald said on the Golf Channel, via “I’m going to play golf tomorrow. On Tuesday, I’ll play golf again. Wednesday, I’ll play golf. Thursday, I’ll play more golf and we’ll figure it out as we go.”

Fitzgerald needs just 91 receptions to pass Tony Gonzalez for second on the all-time list, trailing only Jerry Rice.

Arians' Carson Palmer-or-bust plan leaves Cardinals busted at QB .
Finding a new quarterback will be harder for the Cardinals than replacing Bruce Arians, because they never had anyone to take the reins from Carson Palmer.The Cardinals, health permitting, have everything else they need to pick up where Arians left off. At the top of that list is general manager Steve Keim, Sporting News’s NFL Executive of the Year three seasons ago, when they went through three quarterbacks and still landed at 11-5 and in the playoffs. Considering they went through three quarterbacks again this season, plus other major player losses, Keim might have earned a few votes for coming in at 8-8.

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