New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks introduced Fitzgerald’s intentions throughout an interview on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Thursday morning.
Fitzgerald’s future has been the subject of hypothesis since final offseason, when he did not outright handle whether or not 2017 could be his last yr within the league. The questions regarding Fitzgerald’s future ramped up within the days following the Cardinals’ Eight-Eight season, when former coach Bruce Arians retired on Jan. 1 and quarterback Carson Palmer additionally retired a day later.
Fitzgerald, who will flip 35 on Aug. 31, will enter the season with an opportunity to attain second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards and receptions lists.
He completed 2017 third on each profession lists with 15,545 yards and 1,234 receptions. He wants 390 yards to move Terrell Owens on the receiving yards record and 92 catches to move Tony Gonzalez on the receptions record.
Fitzgerald had 109 catches for 1,156 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2017, turning into the oldest participant in NFL historical past to have greater than 100 catches and 1,000 yards in the identical season. It was his third straight season of 100 and 1,000.
He was named to his 11th Pro Bowl this yr.
On NFL Network’s Super Bowl pregame present, Fitzgerald was requested whether or not he was prepared to play for Wilks, who will be his fourth head coach.
“I’m excited about what the future holds,” Fitzgerald mentioned. “Obviously there’s some things that need to happen in terms of personnel, draft and things like that to help our team improve, but I’m confident that [general manager] Steve Keim and his group are going to do a good job with that.”