The Arizona Cardinals are currently 4-4 with a rather slim chance at making the postseason in such a tough NFC West division. With that being said, it’s NFL Trade Deadline time, which means the rumor mill is churning in the desert. Larry Fitzgerald is at the front and center of those rumors and rightfully so.
However, Cards general manager Steve Keim reiterated on Monday that he wants Fitzgerald to retire as a member of the Cardinals. The question I’m asking is why does Keim feel that way?
Why in the world would Arizona want to eat the rest of Fitzgerald’s disgustingly expensive contract when another NFL team could easily bail Keim and company out? For example, Fitzgerald will be 32 years old in 2015, but will be getting paid like a 25-year old with a salary of over $21 million. So, if a team like the New England Patriots decide pick up the phone at call about Fitzgerald, the Redbirds would be stupid not to try and work something out.