Larry Fitzgerald reveals the crazy offer one team made for him back in 2008


Larry Fitzgerald has built himself a legacy that will last a lifetime with one team in the NFL. 

The wide receiver was taken by the Arizona Cardinals as the third overall pick in the 2004 draft - and has been with the franchise ever since. 

He's played 14 seasons in the league and has cemented himself as one of the best offensive players of his generation. 

Fitzgerald has been to the Pro Bowl in 11 of his 14 years - and he was a first-team All-Pro in 2008. 

He also led the NFL in receptions in 2005 and 2006, while leading the league in receiving  touchdowns in both 2008 and 2009. 


Despite being one of the best wide receivers in the league for over a decade, Fitzgerald's personal achievements haven't exactly been reflected by the rest of his team.

In fact, the Cardinals have only made four playoff appearances in the last 14 years. But in that time, they did have one run to the Super Bowl, in the 2008 season. 

That year, led by Fitzgerald and four other Pro Bowlers, Arizona made it past the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles in the postseason.

NFC Championship: Philadelphia Eagles v Arizona Cardinals

Unfortunately, though, they were no match for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 43 - and that loss is the closest Fitzgerald has come to winning a world championship. 

But things could have been very, very different for him. 


Fitzgerald has recently revealed that during that season, the Eagles offered the Cardinals a crazy deal to take him to Philadelphia. 

NFC Championship: Philadelphia Eagles v Arizona Cardinals

The 34-year-old explained that the current Super Bowl champs offered a first and third round pick for him back in 2008 - but the deal fell through. 

A package like that must have been hard to turn down for the Cardinals - even for Fitzgerald.

Although, their strong will power was rewarded, considering he was unstoppable in the NFC Championship game, finishing with 152 yards and three TDs - against the Eagles. 


But just imagine how different Fitzgerald's career - and the NFL, would have been if he'd signed for Philly. 

His presence would have turned the Eagles into real championship contenders long before they eventually won Super Bowl 52 earlier this year. 

The wide receiver would have also had the chance to work with quarterbacks Michael Vick and Carson Wentz - and would almost certainly have a ring for himself by now. 

News Now - Sport News