Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald made a big move up the all-time receptions leaderboard in Week 13. Fitzgerald had 10 receptions against Washington, pushing his career total to 1,106. That moved him past Cris Carter (1,101) and Marvin Harrison (1,102) into third all-time. He now trails Tony Gonzalez (1,325) and Jerry Rice (1,549).
Fitzgerald is 33 years old. He is on pace for 35 more receptions over the team’s final five regular season games. That would put him at 1,141 for his career. That would leave him 184 back of Gonzalez, and 408 back of Rice. He is currently on pace for a career-high 113 receptions. If he reaches that number, he would need to average a shade over 102 receptions for each of the next four season to move past Rice.
Fitzgerald has never had consecutive 100-reception seasons, but is on track for his first this year. But could he do it four more years? Rice had three consecutive 100-reception seasons from 1994 to 1996, and had only one other 100-reception season outside of that.