Could free-agent wide receiver, and Twin Cities native, Larry Fitzgerald end up with the Minnesota Vikings in 2021 if he doesn’t retire?
There isn’t much going on these days when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings or the rest of the NFL. So to keep busy, some Vikings fans have been paying close attention to what Larry Fitzgerald intends to do for the upcoming season.
Fitzgerald, who grew up in Minnesota, is currently a free agent, and he’s still deciding whether or not to retire after 17 seasons in the league.
With his connection to the Twin Cities and the team’s need to upgrade the No. 3 receiver role on their roster, some have been holding out hope for Fitzgerald to end his career with the Vikings.
Recent Larry Fitzgerald comments don’t close the door on him signing with the Minnesota Vikings
In less than a month, training camp will begin for every team around the NFL. So if Fitzgerald is going to continue playing, it’s possible that he could make a decision in the very near future.
In a recent interview with ESPN, the veteran receiver was asked about his current status in the league and whether he’s going to hang it up for good. Fitzgerald kept his answer simple.
"“I haven’t decided anything. Training camp starts in a few weeks. I’m excited, it’s going to be another great year for the NFL.”"
So he clearly hasn’t made a choice about his future yet, at least not publicly. So the dream of Fitzgerald suiting up in a Minnesota jersey next season can still live on for at least a few more days.
When might we hear an actual decision from the future Hall of Fame wide receiver? Well, he’s currently in the middle of watching a team that he has an ownership stake in, the Phoenix Suns, attempt to win their first-ever NBA championship.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Fitzgerald is just keeping his future plans to himself until the Suns’ championship quest comes to an end to avoid taking any attention off of their magical run.
But for now, Vikings fans can continue to do their best Lloyd Christmas impression and maintain their hope to see Fitzgerald in purple and gold next season.