PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals fans are not too happy with ESPN's Max Kellerman after the "First Take" host said Larry Fitzgerald "might" make the Hall of Fame.
The show's hosts were discussing Dez Bryant's free agency Tuesday when Kellerman compared Fitz to NBA star Vince Carter.
“Larry Fitzgerald is like a Vince Carter. He might make the Hall of Fame because of longevity and the way he was willing to keep playing without being an MVP kind of level guy anymore,” he said.
MIGHT?! Pump the brakes, Mr. Kellerman. There's no "might" about it.
Fitz is arguably one of the best wide receivers the NFL has ever seen and definitely one of, if not, the best to ever put on a Cardinals jersey.
But that apparently means nothing to Kellerman whose Fitzgerald comment might be one of the worst takes ever. But Stephen A. Smith appeared to nod in agreement with Kellerman. So, let's break it down.
Fitz is an 11-time Pro Bowl selection whose 16,279 receiving yards puts him second all time. He sits behind only Jerry Rice and ahead of both Terrell Owens and Randy Moss. All of which are Hall of Famers and all of which played with arguably better quarterbacks during their playing years.
He's also third all-time in career receptions with 1,303 and sixth in receiving touchdowns with 116.
Those are first-ballot Hall of Fame-type numbers if you ask me. So yeah, it's definitely his "longevity" that "might" get his name enshrined in Canton.
The Arizona Cardinals responded to Kellerman's take with a smirking Fitzgerald gif.
Just wait and see, Kellerman.