Re: I know its a pipe dream, but sources say Larry Fitzgerald is availble
posted at 10/27/2013 5:05 PM EDT
In response to Quagmire3's comment:
What would you give up for him? Is his salary to prohibitive?
A trade for Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be in play this offseason, multiple league executives sources said, in the likely event a deal is not completed before Tuesday's trade deadline.
Fitzgerald's salary-cap number balloons to $18 million next season and the team could save $8 million by trading him.
Arizona and Fitzgerald will either have to agree to a restructured contract or a trade that would allow each side to go its own way, with the wide receiver finishing his career on a franchise that has won more consistently than Arizona.
This season, Fitzgerald, 30, has 32 receptions for 422 yards and four touchdowns (matching his total from 2012), his first with quarterback Carson Palmer. He has battled a left hamstring injury this season.
Last season, in which the Cardinals started four different quarterbacks, he struggled to 71 catches for 798 yards, snapping his streak of seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving at five.
He is the franchise's all-time leader in several categories, including receptions (796), yards receiving (10,835) and receiving touchdowns (81).
Depends on how far he wants to re structure. Larry or another WR need to be bought in to help this misfiring offense.