NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- During an interview with Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said that he's "absolutely" willing to restructure his contract.
His remarks only add fuel to the fire after a report emerged about the New England Patriots asking about the availability of the All Pro wideout before the 2013 season.
"If that's what needs to be done, that's what needs to be done," Fitzgerald said during the interview.
.@LarryFitzgerald on restructuring: "Absolutely. If that's what needs to be done, that's what needs to be done." Hear the interview at 2:30— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 30, 2014
Fitzgerald carries an $18 million cap figure for the 2014 season that includes a $12.75 million salary. The 31-year-old’s contract has four years left on it after 2014 and his cap number for 2015 is $21.5 million.
Although restructuring would certainly help the Cardinals, Fitzgerald would probably have to take a pay-cut to really give Arizona some flexibility to sign high-priced free agents.
Whether the talk of Fitzgerald heading to New England is legitimate or not remains to be seen, but it sounds as if the veteran receiver is looking forward to playing in Arizona next season... for now.
.@LarryFitzgerald: "We're on the right path...excited about next year & anticipate we'll be in this tournament." Hear the interview at 2:30— Fox Sports 910 (@foxsports910) January 30, 2014