Report: Larry Fitzgerald ‘expects’ to retire following 2016 season

By Vincent Frank

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has accomplished pretty much everything a Hall of Fame caliber receiver could on the gridiron.

Though, it looks like the 2016 season will be his last opportunity to take home that elusive Super Bowl title.

Fitzgerald, 33, had been dealing with a knee injury during the preseason. It’s not yet known if that’s the reason he’s looking to hang them up. Pure conjecture seems to suggest it’s not.

He’s good to go for Sunday night’s season opener against the New England Patriots and has continued to perform at a high level on the field.

Last season saw Fitzgerald put up a career high 109 receptions to go with 1,215 yards and nine scores en route to earning his ninth Pro Bowl appearance.

The timing of this is somewhat interesting considering Fitzgerald just recently signed a one-year contract extension through the 2017 campaign.

Nothing is final here, and it appears that Fitzgerald has left the door ajar for a return in 2017. Nonetheless, it’s interesting timing on the day he’s set to kickoff his 13th season in the NFL.