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Waiting On Larry Fitzgerald, Which Is Understandable

Wide receiver still has not said what his plans might be for 2021

Perhaps you were unaware, but Larry Fitzgerald could retire from the NFL. Or he could decide to play again in 2021.

His contract is definitely set to expire in March. (And no, he's not going to play elsewhere.)

The annual waiting game for the future Hall of Fame wide receiver has usually wrapped up by now, but the world waits for his decision. It's not a subject Fitz loves to analyze for us. Fitz was out playing the pro-am Wednesday for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open (I tried to get a one-day pass to cover Fitz's day, but alas, he didn't get the chance to see me stalk him -- damn you, COVID) and the subject came up with the Republic's Jose Romero.

"I'm just playing golf right now, that's all I'm worried about," Fitz said, and really, that's about what would be expected. Whatever his decision might be, I don't see Larry being the guy bringing it out during Super Bowl week, potentially raining on Bruce Arians' parade (and Kevin Garver's, and Kevin Ross', and Byron Leftwich's, etc., etc.) Fitz said he has "no timeline" for a decision.

But we are crawling closer to the time when Fitz will have to make a call one way or the other so Steve Keim and his department can set up the knowns of the players available as they get into roster-building 2021.

WR Larry Fitzgerald stretches for yards after a catch against the Eagles in a 2020 home game