Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
When: The Cardinals’ star wideout has moved past two Hall of Famers — Cris Carter (1,101) and Marvin Harrison (1,102) — into third place in NFL history for career receptions with 1,106. He also is 10th on the all-time yards receiving list with 14,246.
What’s up: Fitzgerald continues to improve his standing in the NFL record book, even as the Cardinals have a down season. Last year they won nine of their last 10. This year they sit at 5-6-1 and have won two of their last six.
Background: Since the Cardinals drafted him in the first round in 2004, “Larry Legend” has been one of the league’s top wideouts. Thirteen seasons in, little has changed. With 880 yards through Week 13, he ranks No. 8 among the NFL’s top receivers this year.
Jhabvala’s take: Fitzgerald, 33, has had multiple injuries this season, and he may not be the deep-ball threat he once was (only seven catches of 20 or more yards this season). But he is consistently reliable. Which is why his two milestones last Sunday won’t be his last. After all, Reggie Wayne’s spot at No. 9 (14,345 yards) on the all-time list isn’t far away.
Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald, a first-round pick in the 2004 draft, continues to improve his standing in the NFL record book. Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images