Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald makes PFF All-Decade team
Oct 22, 2016, 2:11 PM
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been one of the best players at his position for nearly his entire career. It comes at no surprise, then, to see the 33-year-old make an All-Decade team.
The fine folks over at Pro Football Focus released their All-Decade team from 2006-2015, and Fitzgerald was the lone Cardinal to make the list.
Larry Fitzgerald went through a metamorphosis, too, but it wasn’t from good to great—more outside to slot receiver. Just as you thought his play was declining, Fitzgerald went inside more frequently (57 percent of routes last year) and became one of the best slot receivers in the game. His top season-ranking among NFL WRs is second, a feat he has achieved three times since 2006.
Fitzgerald was accompanied by the now-retired Calvin Johnson as the receivers on the team. Prior to Week 7, he ranks No. 14 in the all-time leaderboards for receiving yards and No. 8 in receiving touchdowns. He only needs 229 yards to become No. 11 on the list, and trails the still-active Andre Johnson to make it into the top 10.
Four players from the NFC West made the team. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and ex-Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch join ex-San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith and linebacker Patrick Willis. Sherman is the only one of the four to still be playing in the NFL.