Fitzgerald's murky future in Arizona
October, 30, 2013
By Adam Schefter | ESPN Insider
Scott Rovak/USA TODAY SportsLarry Fitzgerald likely won't be back with the Arizona Cardinals next season.Adam Schefter answers readers' questions in his mailbag once a week during the NFL preseason and regular season. Have a query of your own? Submit it here.
Q: Adam, what’s the biggest problem for my 2-5 Washington Redskins. Is it the offensive line? -- Jerry (Washington, D.C.)
A: Jerry, so much of the credit and blame goes to the quarterback. Last year, Robert Griffin III got the credit, and this year he deserves some of the blame. He just hasn’t played at the level he did last season. There are other issues on the team. The offensive line has been leaky, the defense has been spotty and the special teams at times have been a real detriment. But this is a quarterback league. Think about the teams that are winning now -- Kansas City, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Green Bay. Those quarterbacks are playing great. Think about the teams that are not winning -- Jacksonville, Tampa Bay. Those quarterbacks are not playing well. Sometimes it really is that simple.
Q: I’d be really sad to see Larry Fitzgerald go as a lifelong Arizona Cardinals fan. What do you think the chances are he gets traded this offseason? -- Kevin (Arizona)