Larry Fitzgerald has always bucked the diva wide receiver trend and the future Hall of Famer proved why he’s one of the NFL’s most humble superstars as Cardinals training camp got underway.
When it comes to the most likable players in the NFL, the person who immediately comes to mind is Arizona Cardinals wideout, Larry Fitzgerald. He rarely, if ever, complains on the field or provides bulletin board material when speaking with the media. Most importantly, Fitzgerald is an extremely charitable person, as he won the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2016.
If you thought it was impossible for Fitzgerald to be more humble than he already is, take a look at this clip of the 16-year veteran lugging an equipment bag across the practice field, which is usually the duty reserved for rookies.
Fitzgerald is gearing up for what could be his final season
Fitzgerald has been through it all since being selected third overall by the Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft. He dealt with the lows, such as the team finishing dead last in the NFL in 2018, and with the highs like being minutes away from winning Super Bowl 43 if not for the pesky Pittsburgh Steelers and clutch catch by Santonio Holmes.
This season is going to be different for Fitzgerald. After going 5-10-1 last year, Fitzgerald finally received some reinforcements to help him out in Arizona’s passing game. Of course, we’re talking about star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Fitzgerald is going to be a huge beneficiary this upcoming season, as defenses will set their focus on “D-Hop,” which will allow him to find lapses in coverage downfield, especially when lining up in the slot.
Last season, Fitzgerald hauled in 75-of-109 targets from quarterback Kyler Murray for 804 yards and four touchdowns.
Even though pundits are hyping up the Cardinals, you won’t hear any braggadocios claims from Fitzgerald. He’ll go about things as he does every year, by setting his focus on his training and on-field performances.