The NFL is going to eventually start to see some turnover of it’s star players as the likes of Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger and others are pushing double digits years in the NFL and are getting up there in age as well.
We’ve already seen players like Maurice Jones-Drew and Michael Vick have hard times finding jobs and they’ve been around just as long if not longer, so it comes as no surprise that the tenure Larry Fitzgerald has with the Arizona Cardinals might be coming to an end in the near future.
According to Kent Somers of AZCentral.com, this could end up being the final year that Larry Fitzgerald plays in Arizona with the Cardinals, as signs are starting to point to the veteran receiver looking for a team that can get him back to the Super Bowl.
The reason is money, no surprise.
Fitzgerald’s salary-cap figure increases $15 million to $23.6 million. That will be between 15 percent and 20 percent of the salary cap, a huge amount to invest in one player.
To be fair, Somers does point out that both sides don’t want a divorce, but getting the money to pay Fitzgerald will be more of the issue than Fitzgerald being sick of the Cardinals. He’s a staple in Arizona but the fact of the matter is he’s an aging veteran who the Cardinals can’t afford to be handing charity checks to in order to repay him for his service in the past, as the team needs to look further and further into the future.
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