Somers also tweeted the team would take a $15 million cap hit if they trade Fitzgerald.
It doesn't seem to make sense to anyone to trade Fitzgerald. Tyler Nickel of Revenge of the Birds says Fitzgerald isn't going anywhere for a variety of reasons:
So why would the Cardinals trade away the best receiver in franchise history only for them to not be able to use the money his trade would ideally open up? Sure, they could bring in a nice haul of draft picks, players and dishwashers for his services, but then they are left without a face of the franchise.
Fitz isn't going anywhere. It never made sense for him to, anyhow. But at least now, we can put this all to bed.
Fitzgerald is one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL despite not having a talented quarterback to throw him the ball since Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season.
The ninth-year receiver has spent his entire career with the Cardinals. He was the third overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He has recorded 764 catches for more than 10,000 yards and 77 touchdowns in his career. He has at least 1,000 receiving yards in six of his nine seasons.
Fitzgerald's best season was 2008, with Warner. He caught 96 passes for 1,431 yards and 12 touchdowns. It was the same season the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl and lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-23.
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