Should the Buffalo Bills go after Larry Fitzgerald?
Larry Fitzgerald is a true free agent for the first time in his career.
The legendary Arizona Cardinals wide receiver has been a free agent since the new league year began, and there hasn’t been a single peep from him on whether he is going to return to his home in Arizona or possibly sign with another team.
For the Buffalo Bills, the wide receiver room is already jam packed. There’s Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley in their prime, and Emmanuel Sanders has seen better days but is still a viable option. Gabriel Davis and a bunch of younger players have promise as well. For Fitzgerald who would be entering his 18th year in the league, I don’t think there is much room for him in Buffalo.
If Larry Fitzgerald was content on being with a more true contender than his former squad, then maybe he would actually sign. Fitzgerald has gotten a handful of one-year deals in the double digits to keep coming back the past few seasons. That would most likely end here if he wants to continue playing.
He’d be an excellent mentor to all of the current pass catchers and team in general. Not that there’s anything wrong with the Buffalo Bills player leadership- but if a sure-fire Hall of Famer wants to join your team, chances are you should listen.
Other longtime Cardinals have been let go in the past
If you’re thinking that’s there’s no other team that Fitzgerald will play fore besides Arizona, keep in mind that long time safety Adrian Wilson was released after the 2012 season. He’d been a lock and one of the best at his position since coming into the league in 2001. He’d end up with the New England Patriots for a training camp stint but did not play after that.
It’s all in the hands of Larry Fitzgerald, who stands 2nd in career receptions all time. There’s a chance he can break Jerry Rice’s reception record, but it would have to take an incredible year (or two) for that to happen.
There may be room in Buffalo, but I highly doubt Mr. Fitzgerald makes his way to Orchard Park.