After the Arizona Cardinals’ embarrassing loss in prime time, Larry Fitzgerald’s brother took to twitter. Marcus Fitzgerald let his frustrations out via the tweet and basically said the Cardinals don’t have Larry’s best interest at heart.
Well, one, can you really blame the guy? Watching your brother’s talent being wasted on a team that has had only one solid quarterback in the last nine years has to be frustrating. Marcus wants to “free Larry”, so now were talking a trade from a team that probably won’t make the playoffs.
The Super Bowl is in the rear view mirror of the Cardinals and has been for some time. This is a team that cannot dwell on the past. The real question is, what could the Cardinals get for Fitzgerald? At this point in his career, he has 5 solid seasons left beyond this one. That may warrant a first round pick. Any team that is looking for a wide receiver will be jumping at the chance to get their hands on Larry. Off the top of my head I can think of a couple.
Firstly, the Miami Dolphins. Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill could use a receiver like Fitzgerald. I don’t think this will happen. The team will be looking to build around the future star through the draft, so giving up a first round pick would not be in their best interest.
Secondly, the New England Patriots. Back in 2007 the Patriots traded a very low pick in the draft for WR Randy Moss. The troubled receiver then rejuvenated his career with a solid 47 TD effort over 3 years. However, let’s face it, Tom Brady is a maker of receivers, just look at Wes Welker.
I’m not saying to trade away Fitzgerald, but maybe shop him around a little for curiosity. Knowing what your best player is worth is never a bad thing. For now, Fitzgerald will remain on the Cardinals. The front office will make the final decision on what to do with the class act receiver. Not his brother.