Larry Fitzgerald Praises Calvin Johnson, Correctly Calls Him Best WR in NFL

By Connor Muldowney
Calvin Johnson
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Larry Fitzgerald knows what it takes to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. The 10-year veteran has accumulated six 1,000-yard seasons since joining the league and looks to make it seven this season if his first game with Carson Palmer as his quarterback is any indication of how successful he will be in 2013.

Fitzgerald has been on the Arizona Cardinals for his entire career and he knows exactly how it feels to suffer through the ups and downs of a career with poor quarterbacks and adequate ones. In a recent statement, he gave some serious love to seven-year vet wide out, Calvin Johnson, calling the Detroit Lions‘ receiver the best in the NFL.

The two wide outs face off against each other this weekend, making for quite a fireworks show in the pass game if both sides play up to potential.

Fitzgerald said:

Calvin’s the best. I mean, look at his numbers. It is what it is.

This quote comes a day after the star’s own head coach called Megatron the best wide out in the NFL. Receiving high praise from one of the best wide receivers in the past decade has to be unreal for Johnson. Four out of Johnson’s first six seasons have resulted in 1,000 or more yards and last year he broke the all-time single season receiving yards record with 1,964.

Whether you agree with Fitzgerald and Arians or not, you have to admit he’s a great wide out.

With Matthew Stafford throwing him the ball all season long, it won’t be too long before Johnson hits the 2,000-yard mark, breaking his own record.

If he’s not the best by now, he will be before it’s all said and done.

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