With success comes a higher payroll, something the Arizona Cardinals are being made well aware of.
Due $12.7 million for the upcoming season (a figure that will count $18 million towards the 2014 cap), Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has become a financial burden.
No issue for the Cardinals though, who will simply ask their Pro Bowl talent to take a pay cut. Problem solved – or so we thought.
According to the Arizona Republic, Fitzgerald isn’t open to the idea of taking less money and could take a hard line stance, which could create all sorts of problems for the Cardinals cap situation:
"The Cardinals haven’t approached Larry Fitzgerald’s agent, Eugene Parker, about restructuring the contract, but they will. Negotiations will be interesting because Fitzgerald isn’t going to take a pay cut."
It’s possible the Cardinals could attempt to restructure the deal which would give Fitzgerald the same amount of money, just over a longer period of time – but he’d need an incentive to do such.
Hopefully both sides can find a middle ground because if not, it could get ugly.