Earlier this week, Larry Fitzgerald — not in some kind of conspiratorial kind of way, but actually very matter of factly — insisted he didn’t have a preference who won the quarterback job between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton. “I’ve played with a million quarterbacks, it seems like,” Fitz said, and two of them are Kolb and Skelton, so he knows exactly what he’s getting into.
In fact, Fitz has caught passes from 12 quarterbacks during his first eight seasons in the league. For those wondering, and it seems like there are always some wondering, here is the list.
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It is a far cry from a guy like, say, Reggie Wayne, who has caught 67 of his 73 touchdowns from Peyton Manning and now smoothly will transition into the Andrew Luck era. There is a lot to be said about the guy throwing the ball to help make the great receiver even better. Does Jerry Rice pile up his numbers without Joe Montana and Steve Young? How chicken-or-the-egg does it get?
I’ll say this, Fitzgerald will still be a great player. Someone in the blog comments suggested that the Cards should trade Fitz, in order to let him get the statistics he deserves. Well, Fitz had more than 1,400 yards last season with Kolb and Skelton. It’s not like he’s not being used. And if anything can help either Skelton or Kolb get over the hump at quarterback, wouldn’t it be a great pass catcher to save them once in a while?
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