The Arizona Cardinals have taken care of their question about their coach.
They will actively seek an answer for their lack of a quarterback. The question no one seems to have an answer for is whether or not receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return to play for Arizona in 2018.
February is around the corner and he isn’t giving any clues.
But a former teammate gets the feeling Fitzgerald will be back on the football field playing, based on conversations he has had with the Cardinals star.
“When I had conversations with him I get the sense that he is coming back,” Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Monday. “He feels like he can still contribute and play, and play at a high level.”
There is no question his level of play has not dropped off. He is coming off the third straight season in which he has caught at least 100 passes. He led the NFL in receptions in 2016 and was second in 2017.
“(The) last couple of times I’ve talked, I really feel like he wants to come back and play this season and he’s more committed to it,” he explained. “But that was before all the changes that took place.”
Warner is referring to the new coaching staff. New coach Steve Wilks has spoken with Fitzgerald, although he said Fitz did not indicate one way or another whether he planned on returning. Wilks believes Fitzgerald is an essential part of the team’s success in 2018.
Warner suggests Fitz is waiting for word on the QB situation before he makes a decision. Of course, nothing can happen until March, so it seems unlikely Fitzgerald would wait that long to make an announcement.
Warner feels like Fitz will be back. Bruce Arians believes he will be if the situation is right. New offensive coordinator Mike McCoy seemed to believe Fitz will be back.
All we are waiting for is the actual word from the man himself.