Arizona Cardinals Would Be Foolish to Even Consider Trading Larry Fitzgerald

By Dan Parzych
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When it came to disappointment during the 2012 season, the argument can be made that nobody topped the Arizona Cardinals considering they looked like one of the top teams in September as they started the year off 4-0–only to lose 11 of the next 12 games to finish the season with a 5-11 record. Obviously, this team has numerous areas in need of improvement this offseason, but the one idea this team needs to avoid at all costs is the possibility of trading Larry Fitzgerald.

Unfortunately, Fitzgerald’s numbers were impacted the most during the 2012 season from Arizona’s struggles at quarterback as the wideout finished with just 71 catches on the year for 798 yards and just four touchdowns. For a player that recorded at least 1,400 receiving yards in three of the previous five seasons heading into 2012, these types of numbers were obviously disappointing for the Cardinals, but they need to realize Fitzgerald is simply too valuable to trade.

If anything, Arizona needs to realize they should focus on fixing the problems surrounding Fitzgerald instead of trading their star wideout–especially when it comes to Kevin Kolb. It’s no secret Kolb has turned out to be one of the biggest busts over the last two seasons since the Cardinals acquired him from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2011 season.

Trading Fitzgerald would just set this team back even further when it comes to bouncing back from their disappointing 2012 season–so they need to just make it easier on themselves and eliminate this option completely.

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