And it is the place the Cardinals receiver will end his NFL profession — every time that is perhaps.
Fitzgerald stated Monday throughout his youth camp in his native Minnesota that he will not play anyplace else throughout the remainder of his profession.
“If I’m not playing in Arizona, I won’t be playing anywhere,” Fitzgerald stated, in accordance with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I’ve built a good life for myself down there. Playing in the same place for 15 years is a true blessing.”
Fitzgerald, who’s closing in on second place on the NFL’s all-time receptions and receiving yards lists, will flip 35 simply earlier than the season begins. He does not see age as a cause he ought to retire, citing tennis star Serena Williams, 36, and basketball phenom LeBron James, 33, as examples of athletes taking part in at a excessive stage into their 30s. Fitzgerald will be thought-about a part of that membership, having tallied no less than 1,000 yards and 100 receptions in every of the previous three seasons.
“It doesn’t really matter about the age, it’s about what you put into it and your mindset,” he informed the newspaper. “All people sort of takes numbers and assumes that is when it is supposed to finish. As an athlete, thankfully, you write your personal script. Should you nonetheless produce and also you play at a excessive stage, you sort of decide how lengthy you wish to play.
“If I can keep at a excessive stage, I nonetheless hold future in my very own palms.”
And meaning the questions on when Fitzgerald will retire will proceed to be an annual prevalence.