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Arizona Cardinals Re-Sign Larry Fitzgerald To One-Year Deal For 2019

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald jogs off the field after a game.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 23: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals following the NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 31-9. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald will be back for one more year in the desert in 2019, the team announced this morning.

Fitzgerald has signed a one-year deal to play next season, his 16th as a pro, with the Cardinals. At 35, he's getting close to retirement, but he's not done yet.

"No player has meant more to this franchise or this community than Larry Fitzgerald. In my discussions with him, it was clear that he is as driven and passionate as ever. We are thrilled he'll be back for 2019," Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement.

Fitzgerald started all 16 games in 2018 for the 11th time in his career. Even with Arizona's offense struggling all season, he still managed 734 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

For his career, Fitzgerald is second all-time in receiving yards, third in receptions and sixth in receiving touchdowns. He is the active leader in all three of those categories.

Overall, Fitzgerald might be the most well-liked and universally respected player in the league. It is almost impossible to find someone saying anything negative about him.

It is great for the game that he'll be back on the field in 2019.