Lost in the Arizona Cardinals' Week 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday was the fact that Larry Fitzgerald made more NFL history. The 11-time Pro Bowler passed Tony Gonzalez to move to No. 2 all-time in career receptions with 1,326. He now only trails Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who, when he retired in 2004, probably thought his record of 1,549 catches was insurmountable. Well, fast forward to 2019 and the GOAT is now getting used to the concept of Fitzgerald possibly never retiring, and believes that the Cards legend could one day have the record all to himself.
The former three-time Super Bowl champ fails to come up with a reality where the 36-year-old stud doesn't play long enough to record 224 more receptions, the number he needs to break the record.
Rice isn't worried about that one record, however, telling Fitz "if you break one of my records, I still have 36 more."
Yeah, Rice has his name plastered all over the record books, and even if he loses out on the all-time reception record, he still has a ton of other accolades under his belt.
Thanks to Kyler Murray taking over the quarterback reins in the desert, Fitz has bounced back from a rather pedestrian 2018 campaign and is on pace to log 92 catches this year. If he stays on that path and is well enough to suit up for two more seasons, there's no reason to believe that he can't dethrone Rice's reception record.