Shortly after the season, word started to spread that the Arizona Cardinals and WR Larry Fitzgerald were on the verge of a new long-term contract. While that is still possible, according to NESN the Pro Bowler could be had around the league.
For the right price, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald could be available in a trade, according to league sources, but that doesn’t mean the Cards are actively trying to unload him.
In fact, no one polled for this story had any direct knowledge of whether the Cardinals have had any legitimate discussions about trading their star receiver, so take that for what it’s worth.
We know how much Scott Pioli values draft picks, but we also know how fond Todd Haley is of Fitzgerald. It also happens to be the perfect fit since the Kansas City Chiefs currently have little depth behind Dwayne Bowe at wide receiver.
Fitzgerald has never hidden how important Haley was to his career taking off in the league. He also worked out with Bowe this past offseason and had nothing but good things to say, meaning the two shouldn’t have any trouble working together.
If I were running the team — thankfully for everyone involved, I’m not — I would quickly suggest to Arizona that the right price is a first and fourth-round pick this year and a third-round selection in 2012 in order to bring one of the best wide receivers to Kansas City. It would finally allow the Chiefs passing attack to somewhat resemble the one that got Haley hired in the first place.