Cardinals’ legend Larry Fitzgerald updates LinkedIn bio as ‘Former-Athlete’

Jan 28, 2022, 2:01 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm
NFL athlete Larry Fitzgerald tees off on the first hole during round one of the American Century Ch...
NFL athlete Larry Fitzgerald tees off on the first hole during round one of the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe South golf course on July 9, 2020 in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Those still hanging onto hope that former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return to the playing field might need to take a deep breath before continuing on.

No, the famed wide receiver hasn’t officially announced his retirement from the NFL. He did, however, have quite an update to his new LinkedIn profile on Friday.

It’s certainly not the first instance that Fitzgerald, who was recently named executive chair of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, has seemed more than fine walking away from the game.

He said so himself while on with ESPN’s ManningCast during the Cardinals’ Wild Card loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

“I think it’s best for me to be sitting right where I’m sitting hanging out with you guys and pulling for my team,” Fitzgerald told Peyton and Eli Manning.

“I’ve been eating a little too much, enjoying it a bit longer than I should have,” he added when asked about the potential of him ever playing tight end.

The Wild Card conversation was the most recent nod to Fitzgerald’s retirement after saying back in August on his SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio show Let’s Go! with Jim Gray and Tom Brady that he simply “didn’t have the urge to play right now.”

“Football is not one of those games you want to walk out there and play and not be fully engaged and ready to prepare and do the things necessary that you need to do,” Fitzgerald added when explaining where he was at in his decision.

Fitzgerald sits at 17,492 career receiving yards, second all-time behind only Jerry Rice (22,895). The Cardinals legend also ranks second all-time behind Rice (1,549) with 1,432 receptions and is sixth in receiving touchdowns (121).


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