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Larry Fitzgerald Steers Clear Of Quarterback Conversation

Larry Fitzgerald had already made it known that he thought it was difficult to evaluate Josh Rosen as an NFL quarterback yet. But Monday, on hand at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix to address owners and talk to the media about how mentoring matters, even to NFL players, the veteran wide receiver wasn't going to wade in to all the speculation about the Cardinals' quarterback speculation, Rosen and the potential of Kyler Murray as a draft pick.

Asked if he had any thoughts about the constant talk about the entire situation, Fitzgerald smiled and said, "That's above my pay grade." Fitz is a smart guy, and he knows what all this entails. He's also been through so many quarterbacks in his career -- headed into his 16th season with the Cards, he has caught passes from 20 different QBs -- Fitz will just wait to see who is throwing his way.

In an environment where GMs, coaches and owners are the focus, Fitzgerald was the one player around for media to interview, so he did delve into a couple of other topics. He was asked a few questions about the Browns, both because he knows head coach Freddie Kitchens so well after Kitchens' decade with the Cardinals, and because of the Odell Beckham trade. He was also asked about the NFC West rival Rams adding safety Eric Weddle and pass rusher Clay Matthews to their defense.

"I would say I'm sad to see those guys go there," Fitzgerald said. "I was hoping they'd go to the AFC West. I don't like to see anyone in the NFC West improve besides the Cardinals. I wasn't happy about it, if you want my honest opinion."

Larry Fitzgerald and Aaron Donald talk after a Cardinals-Rams game in Arizona in 2018