Let’s get one thing straight: The New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals are not making a trade involving wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald anytime soon. In fact, the only way Fitgerald is leaving the great state of Arizona is for a road game. On Tuesday, the All-Pro wide receiver agreed to restructure his contract so that the Cardinals could be more flexible in terms of spending money over the next few seasons.
For the first time since Anquan Boldin was making highlight catches in the desert, Fitzgerald finally has a partner in crime with the Cards in Michael Floyd. If not for the Chicago Bears‘ wide receiver tandem of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, then the Cardinals would have the most potent wideout duo in the NFL.
Floyd entered the 2013 campaign as a second-year player looking to earn his stripes, but over 1000 yards receiving and five touchdowns later and the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish standout has officially arrived as a professional. With that being said, Arizona finally has something to hang its hat on in the best division in football.
The NFC West is notorious for great defenses and spotty offenses. However, the Cardinals are rather different as they have two of the top five wide receivers in the entire division. Needless to say, Fitzgerald and Floyd are going to serve as huge deciding factors in just how far Bruce Arians and the Redbirds will go in 2014.