The Arizona Cardinals may not have a quarterback, but they will welcome back wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald for at least one more season. The team announced on Thursday that Fitzgerald will return for for 2018. He signed a one-year contract extension back in November, but there was a question as to whether or not he would retire.
The Cardinals lost Carson Palmer to retirement, and with Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton hitting free agency (and neither particularly good), the team has a big decision to make at the quarterback position. The team could make a push for Kirk Cousins or one of the other quarterbacks, but they also could decide to invest a first round pick in this year’s highly lauded class. Having Fitzgerald around to work with a rookie quarterback would be a boost.
Fitzgerald has long been a big performer against the 49ers. This past year, he hauled in the game-winning touchdown in overtime to beat the 49ers in Week 4. Last season, in one game against the 49ers he had 12 receptions for 132 yards. In the other game, he had six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. The season prior, he had a combined 19 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns in his two matchups against the 49ers.