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Jughead10
03-11-2008, 11:21 AM
With the Cardinals.

http://larry-fitzgerald.com/jr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=1

bearsfan_51
03-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Wow...30 million guaranteed on a 4 year deal? That's unprecedented.

YAYareaRB
03-11-2008, 11:26 AM
Why that's

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Jughead10
03-11-2008, 11:26 AM
Wow...30 million guaranteed on a 4 year deal? That's unprecedented.

On a 4 year deal though it really isn't that big of a deal. Fitzgerald is what, 24? I'm sure they have every intention of him playing all 4 years regardless of what is guaranteed or not.

Sniper
03-11-2008, 11:26 AM
Dammit, that pisses me off.

bsaza2358
03-11-2008, 11:27 AM
The Cards were on the hook for over $30mm for the next 2 seasons, and his contract was crushing their cap. Getting things spread out and keeping Fitz was a necessity.

bsaza2358
03-11-2008, 11:27 AM
The longer the Cards and Fitz remained in talks, the more likely it was that he was staying in Arizona. Shame for the Eagles, but I doubt it really had much chance of happening anyway.

bigbluedefense
03-11-2008, 11:31 AM
im a fitz fan, but i still feel that he's overrated by the majority of the fans out there. while he's very good, he hasn't done anything to establish himself as highly as some people praise him to be.

he can be great. he's not there yet.

bearsfan_51
03-11-2008, 11:31 AM
On a 4 year deal though it really isn't that big of a deal. Fitzgerald is what, 24? I'm sure they have every intention of him playing all 4 years regardless of what is guaranteed or not.

Well...it's all situational, but he could play the 1st season, blow out his knee the second, miss the third, and then play really well the 4th. They wouldn't cut him at any point, but you're paying 40 mil for 2 seasons. With a lengthier contract you're keeping the guy under terms, so even if you don't cut him, if things work out in the end you get more of the reward.

Not to mention that he's going to hit free agency again when he's in his prime.

It's a good deal, don't get me wrong, just interesting that it's only 4 years.

Cashmoney
03-11-2008, 11:34 AM
Boooooo, they should've traded him to the Titans.

619
03-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Good for the Cards. It seemed like they weren't getting any offers of fair value for someone as extraodinaire as Fitz. Spread out the cap number over a longer term and keep an elite, very talented player. Great job.

Young Legend
03-11-2008, 11:46 AM
He got what he wanted 4 year deal and $30 million guaranted and will hit the FA market before he turns 30.

LonghornsLegend
03-11-2008, 11:56 AM
im a fitz fan, but i still feel that he's overrated by the majority of the fans out there. while he's very good, he hasn't done anything to establish himself as highly as some people praise him to be.

he can be great. he's not there yet.

Thats because he isnt very flashy or the fastest guys, just look at how productive he has been since he came into the league...On top of that he has some of the best ball skills you can have with incredible leaping ability and he uses his hands and doesnt let the ball come into his chest, he's fundamentally sound and very tough to cover, his best football is still ahead of him and look how well he has played up to this point.


That said, this whole ordeal says alot about his character...How many elite wrs would have kept quiet about this whole thing, he could of told AZ to deal with it, they put incentives in his contract and he hit them, so he didnt have to sign an extension, he could of collected his 30 million over the next 2 years and left for a huge payday, gotta love these type of guys who keep quiet and take care of things in house...Class act all around.

portermvp84
03-11-2008, 12:10 PM
Fitz is the man. If he had dectn QB he was used to be could rip CBs in half.

Geo
03-11-2008, 12:19 PM
The Cards weren't planning on letting him go.

But as bf51 said, that's seriously big money. 10M average is the new record, yeesh.

Forenci
03-11-2008, 01:06 PM
Wow, that's quite a bit of money. Despite that, I think it was a good deal on both sides.

Heh, I suppose I'm just happy that Fitz didn't in some shape or form end up on the Eagles. That would have been a nightmare..

The scary thing is he still has the ability to improve on his already great skill set.

Flyboy
03-11-2008, 02:24 PM
Hm, this is help move Colston's contract negotiations along a bit.

Number 10
03-11-2008, 02:42 PM
Phew...

I was starting to believe for awhile the Eagles would land him.

Thunder&Lightning
03-11-2008, 04:02 PM
Major news for the cardinals. Congrats to them would have been devistating if they lost him.

Addict
03-11-2008, 04:05 PM
great news! Insane amount of guaranteed money, but great news.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-11-2008, 04:26 PM
f u d g e, I didnt think it was a realistic possibility but there was still hope of Fitz going to Philly, now theres none

SaintsFanForLife
03-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Man that is alot of guaranteed money. Great for the Cards.

Vikes99ej
03-11-2008, 04:33 PM
Fitz is the man. If he had dectn QB he was used to be could rip CBs in half.

Warner had a fine year last year, I don't know what you're talking about.

ATLDirtyBirds
03-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Warner had a fine year last year, I don't know what you're talking about.

I would hesitate to call it a fine year. Decent is probably a better word. I think his TD-Turnover ratio was 27:22.

But yeah, I'm a big Fitz fan. I think he is one of the best in the game, and will only get better. Great move.

Jensen
03-11-2008, 05:53 PM
Wooooo, best news all day!

BaLLiN
03-11-2008, 05:57 PM
10 mil a year, thats pricey, even for a young, elite WR like Fitzgerald

LonghornsLegend
03-11-2008, 06:36 PM
10 mil a year, thats pricey, even for a young, elite WR like Fitzgerald

It beats 17 mil a year, they saved alot of money and still made sure they can keep him.

RAZERSAINTS
03-11-2008, 06:38 PM
I think the Cards did the right thing.

Crvena Ptica
03-11-2008, 06:47 PM
It beats 17 mil a year, they saved alot of money and still made sure they can keep him.

Agree, Fitz is a well worth of that money, though this deal makes me uncertain about our chances to keep Dansby, Wilson and Boldin in Cardinal red.

skinzzfan25
03-11-2008, 07:35 PM
Good, stay out of the NFC East.

Sniper
03-11-2008, 08:57 PM
I'm still so pissed. Have fun getting 100 catches a year for a whopping 5-7 wins for the duration of that contract Larry.

bearsfan_51
03-11-2008, 09:04 PM
I'm still so pissed. Have fun getting 100 catches a year for a whopping 5-7 wins for the duration of that contract Larry.
The Cardinals have a brighter future than the Eagles.

Sniper
03-11-2008, 09:33 PM
The Cardinals have a brighter future than the Eagles.

Debateable for sure.

bearsfan_51
03-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Two words: Kevin Kolb.

B-Dawk
03-11-2008, 09:53 PM
Two words: Kevin Kolb.

yes, cause matt leinart has lit the league on fire

Forenci
03-12-2008, 01:09 AM
I'm still so pissed. Have fun getting 100 catches a year for a whopping 5-7 wins for the duration of that contract Larry.

Well now, you don't seem very bitter about the whole situation! Hah!

I'm just kidding of course.

However, you already have Asante Samuels, isn't that enough for one off-season? I can only have so many nightmares before facing the Eagles you know..

RedAttack
03-12-2008, 01:18 AM
I'm still so pissed. Have fun getting 100 catches a year for a whopping 5-7 wins for the duration of that contract Larry.

Considering that he caught 100 balls and the Cardinals won 8 games this year I'm sure he is happy as Larry right now.

fenikz
03-12-2008, 11:46 PM
nevermind.

Dam8610
03-13-2008, 10:27 AM
He has to be among the league's highest paid WRs now.

Geo
03-13-2008, 11:45 AM
While this means the Cards have Fitzgerald locked up for four more years plus have more cap space now to sign guys, another after-effect is what does this do for Anquan Boldin. I love Boldin, I think he's one of the best receivers in the league, but how is it going to stand that Fitzgerald is being paid two to three times as much as he is?

Will the Cards be willing to trade him? If I was the Eagles, I'd pull out all the stops to get him.

Splat
03-13-2008, 04:12 PM
While this means the Cards have Fitzgerald locked up for four more years plus have more cap space now to sign guys, another after-effect is what does this do for Anquan Boldin. I love Boldin, I think he's one of the best receivers in the league, but how is it going to stand that Fitzgerald is being paid two to three times as much as he is?


Anquan Boldin: Wants a Big Deal Like Fitz Signed (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=rotowire-nquanoldinantsaigeal&prov=rotowire&type=fantasy)

Geo
03-13-2008, 04:36 PM
If Fitz is getting that much, why shouldn't Q?

Boldin has the most catches through the first # of years in his career than anyone else in NFL history, I believe. He's great, I like him more than Fitzgerald myself.

Splat
03-13-2008, 04:39 PM
I agree I would take Boldin over Fitz and that is saying alot since I really like Fitz.

fenikz
03-13-2008, 04:48 PM
Talent wise I would say that Fitz is better, but as far as an overall player Boldin does all the little things, he is probably the best blocking & YAC WR in the NFL & is the heart and soul of the Cardinals, lucky for us the cap shoots up 10+ mil next year and Boldin love it here so i don't see any kind of hold out or anything

And as far as Boldin being paid in comparison to Fitz, that's not how things work, you compare yourself to the current market, Moss & Walker signed a 9+ mil deals, so Fitz being younger and generally we can assume he will be more productive over these years gets a 10 mil a year deal

RedAttack
03-14-2008, 06:06 PM
Notice that the 'boldin wants a new deal' noise isn't actually coming from Anquan. I haven't seen one quote from Anquan about Larry's deal or his own contract situation.

I have no doubt that Anquan will want a new contract. But Anquan is the type of guy to let the right people know and not cause a huge stink. All this stuff coming out about how the Cardinals are DOOOOOOMED is a little silly.

Crvena Ptica
03-14-2008, 07:08 PM
Notice that the 'boldin wants a new deal' noise isn't actually coming from Anquan. I haven't seen one quote from Anquan about Larry's deal or his own contract situation.

I have no doubt that Anquan will want a new contract. But Anquan is the type of guy to let the right people know and not cause a huge stink. All this stuff coming out about how the Cardinals are DOOOOOOMED is a little silly.

Don't wanna sound like homer, but i have to agree with my Cardinal friend. Boldin is maybe the best example of team first attitude in the whole NFL.