The milestones just keep coming for Larry Fitzgerald.
The Cardinals’ 10-time Pro Bowl receiver hauled in 10 passes for 113 yards in Thursday night’s 22-16 loss to the Seahawks. Among those catches: a 17-yard reception in the fourth quarter that put him over the 15,000 mark in career receiving yards.
That’s rare air, to be sure. Fitzgerald is just the sixth receiver to reach 15,000. And if he keeps up his present 2017 pace of about 75 yards per game, Fitzgerald will pass Tony Gonzalez (15,127 career yards), Isaac Bruce (15,208) and Randy Moss (15,292) by the end of the season.
Jerry Rice is unreachable at the top of the career list with 22,895 yards (yes, kids, he really was that good), but if Fitzgerald returns for another season the No. 2 player on the list, Terrell Owens (15,934 career yards) is within reach.
But will Fitzgerald return? He’s pondered retirement the past few offseasons and has said he’d like to go out at the top of his game.
“I can still play at a high level,” Fitzgerald told reporters during training camp. “If my number is called, I can still make a play.”
The 34-year-old Fitzgerald has 60 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns this season.