Larry Fitzgerald is one of the game’s best wide receivers, on one of the league’s worst offensive teams. The Arizona Cardinals have problems at quarterback, and that might be putting it lightly. Even with Fitzgerald’s greatness, the Cardinals finished 28th in the league in passing in 2012, averaging only 187.8 yards per game.
Overall, Fitzgerald had his worst season since his rookie year. Last season he only amassed 798 receiving yards and four touchdowns, a far cry from his back-to-back 1,400-yard seasons in 2007 and 2008.
To me, this does go to show just how good former quarterback Kurt Warner really was, but it certainly doesn’t take away from how good a receiver Fitzgerald is. The obvious point – Fitzgerald needs a better quarterback to throw him the ball.
If the Cardinals don’t make a move in the off-season to get a new QB, they’re going to have a season just like they did last year. It doesn’t matter if the new QB comes from free agency or the draft, the Cardinals just need help. Kevin Kolb and John Skelton are not the solution to the problem. It’s time for someone, anyone, else to get a chance.
People say it all the time, but it’s true – I feel bad for Larry Fitzgerald. I really don’t want to see him be that star who’s always stuck on a bad team, but over the last couple of seasons, that’s been the case.
All is not lost in the desert, though. The Cardinals have a good defense and they are a few players away from being respectable again on offense. However, time is ticking, because believe it or not, Fitzgerald will be entering his 10th season as a pro in 2013.