Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Signs 8-Year Deal With Arizona Cardinals

Five-time Pro Bowl selection Larry Fitzgerald agreed to an eight-year deal that keeps the wide receiver with the Arizona Cardinals through 2018.

Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed by the National Football League team. ESPN reported the deal is worth $120 million with $50 million guaranteed, tying him with Oakland Raiders’ Richard Seymour for the fifth-highest average among players.

Fitzgerald, 27, has recorded at least 90 receptions in each of the last four seasons and has four consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons and five total in his career. His 65 touchdowns put him one score behind franchise-leading Roy Green.

Fitzgerald, who was picked third overall by the Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft, became the franchise’s all-time receptions leader with 613 last season and moved into second place on the franchise career receiving yardage list with 8,204 yards, trailing only Roy Green who had 8,497 yards.

During 2005 when he was selected to his first Pro Bowl, he set a franchise single-season record with 103 receptions for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also became the youngest receiver in NFL history to record a 100-catch campaign that season when he was 22 years old.

Fitzgerald played in 108 regular season games with 107 starts and has 613 receptions for 8,204 yards with 65 touchdowns during his career. He also played in six postseason games and has 42 receptions for 705 yards and nine touchdowns.

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