Larry Fitzgerald could be the best wide receiver in the NFL, but he’s lost in the Arizona Cardinals offense. The Cardinals have not had consistent play at quarterback since Kurt Warner retired, and the fact that Fitzgerald has been able to produce in the meantime is amazing in itself. He has averaged 54 yards per game this season, despite a constant carousel of below-average quarterbacks under center.
Following the Cardinals’ 7-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday — their eighth in a row — Fitzgerald tried to explain the emotions that go along with playing for a team that ranks dead last in the NFL in total offense.
“I have no words,” Fitzgerald said according to the Arizona Republic. “I have to laugh to keep from crying.”
Rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley certainly hasn’t been the answer for Arizona, but it’s not like the team is missing much with John Skelton and Kevin Kolb watching from the sidelines. The Cardinals’ defense has played well for much of the season, but the offense is simply incapable of putting points on the board.
Fitzgerald signed a contract last year that could pay him up to $120 million and will keep him in Arizona until 2018, so it’s tough to feel too badly for him. That being said, the Cardinals have to find a solution at quarterback if they don’t want the money they spent on Fitzy to go to waste. The former Pitt Panther is not one to complain (his brother takes care of that), but there’s only so much a player of his caliber can take with no pieces around him.