Larry Fitzgerald became one of the NFL's richest players after signing an 8-year, $120 million deal. The contract could be good through 2018 and ensure he stays a member of the Arizona Cardinals the rest of his career. It was also the most lucrative contract in Cardinals' history.
We all know how good he is and with 613 career receptions for more than 8,000 yards and 65 touchdowns, he's on his way to the Hall of Fame if he keeps producing.
"Growing up, since I was 7 years old, this has been the game I love and something I have been so passionate about," Fitzgerald said, "and to have to talk about it on the business side is a little bit uncomfortable. But I am really happy to put it behind us and it wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the Bidwill family's hard work in making this thing happen."
I believe him when he talks about the business side of it. Do these guys play for money? Definitely. Would they play if there was no money? Of course not. Don't believe the foolishness that comes out of some of these guys' mouths.
But Fitz has always just seemed like a genuinely good guy and you've got to be happy for him.
On a side note, does anyone else believe the ridiculousness of major media markets including Twitter conversations in their news stories? ESPN somehow felt the need to include this nugget in their article:
Johnson tweeted "congratulations to @LarryFitzgerald god is good" and Fitzgerald responded with "thanks CJ you up next my guy."