In this week’s “where did that come from” segment, we highlight Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald racked up eight catches for 112 yards against the Chicago Bears and scored three times on passes from QB Carson Palmer.
While Fitzgerald's performance isn't all too shocking, there's been plenty of talk of him being replaced as the Cardinals' No. 1 wideout by teammates John Brown and Michael Floyd. Sure, Brown could still end up being Arizona's top statistical wideout in 2015, but Fitzgerald doesn't appear ready to relinquish that honor quite yet.
Through two games, Fitzgerald is currently on pace to catch 112 passes for 1,592 yards and 24 touchdowns. It's unlikely that Fitzgerald will keep up this type of production but he's on track to have his best year since 2011 which is the last time he surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in a season (80 receptions, 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns).
Fitzgerald's future prospects certainly depend on the health of Palmer and the success of the Arizona running game. Palmer appears to be in better form than ever and the Cardinals are averaging over 117 yards per game on the ground which open things up for the team's passing attack.
Fitzgerald has shown flashes of his former self in recent years and 2015 might just be the year when everything comes together and he returns to the NFL's elite group of receivers.
Where Did That Come From: WR Larry Fitzgerald
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