Larry Fitzgerald is the oldest wide receiver in the NFL, and yet, he continues to perform like a star in his prime.
The Cardinals' veteran pass-catcher is putting together yet another phenomenal season at the age of 34. Fitzgerald has 60 catches through nine games – tied with Antonio Brown for most in the NFL – for 677 yards and three touchdowns.
He was the go-to guy in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, catching 10 passes for 113 yards. Fitzgerald is averaging 75.2 receiving yards per game, which is on pace for the sixth-best per-game total of his illustrious career.
There are 20 NFL receivers who have topped 1,000 yards receiving in a season at the age of 34, per Pro Football Reference, and Fitzgerald seems to be a shoo-in to join that group. With a strong finish, he would record one of the best age-34 seasons in NFL history.
Marvin Harrison has the best year among 34-year-olds, catching 95 passes for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2006. Other famous names had impressive seasons at that age, including Terrell Owens in 2007, Reggie Wayne in 2012 and Jerry Rice in 1996.
Fitzgerald has been mentioned among the best receivers in NFL history for a long time now, and he continues to add accomplishments to his resume at an age when many wideouts have already retired.
Top Age-34 Wide Receiver Seasons In NFL History
|Marvin Harrison (2006)||95||1,336||12|
|Terrell Owens (2007)||81||1,355||15|
|Reggie Wayne (2012)||106||1,355||5|
|Joey Galloway (2005)||83||1,287||10|
|Jerry Rice (1996)||108||1,254||8|
|Larry Fitzgerald (Projected)||107||1,203||5|