Larry Fitzgerald has been one of the NFL's most consistent receivers since entering the league in 2004, which is impressive when you consider how many people have thrown him a football. In fact, he's had so many quarterbacks that he had trouble naming all of those who've thrown him a touchdown pass.
So it's understandable why Fitzgerald said Tuesday that his retirement hinges on what happens with Carson Palmer. Speaking with Arizona Sports 98.7, the veteran wideout was asked if he'd hang them up if Arizona won a Super Bowl this year.
“I would still have to think about it and see where I was at,” he said. "A lot of it’s tied to Carson — Carson’s playing at a high level. I don’t want to go through any other quarterback situations. It’s been great to have the stability that we have now with the big fella, he’s been playing lights-out.”
If you aren't aware, the "quarterback situation" Fitzgerald speaks of is the recent seasons in which he has had to deal with multiple guys under center. In 2014 and 2012 he played with four different quarterbacks, which makes it difficult to develop any sort of rhythm. He had his two lowest career touchdown marks in those seasons.
Last season, he was able to play with Palmer in all 16 games and had one of his best seasons as a professional, hauling in a career-best 109 passes.
Oh, and if you were curious, here's the list of quarterbacks to throw a pass to Fitz: Josh McCown, Shaun King, John Navarre, Kurt Warner, Tim Hasselbeck, Tim Rattay, Matt Leinart, Brian St. Pierre, Derek Anderson, Kevin Kolb, Max Hall, John Skelton, Richard Bartel, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley, Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton.
Fitzgerald also played with Logan Thomas in 2014, but did not catch a pass from him.