Last summer as the Cardinals searched for a quart

first_imgLast summer, as the Cardinals searched for a quarterback,Larry Fitzgerald’s name came up often.The team’s best player, it was thought (true or not) Fitzhad some say in who the team was targeting. At the veryleast, the hope to sign the Pro Bowler to a contractextension had to have played a role in the move to go outand get a guy like Kevin Kolb, who was considered by manyto be the best QB on the market. Things didn’t work out as planned in Kolb’s first seasonwith the Cardinals, and while Fitzgerald isn’t campaigningfor the team to get a new signal caller, he said he’d liketo play with one who could be on the market very soon.“Everybody, you play receiver, would love to play with aquarterback like Peyton Manning,” he told ESPN Radio’sMike and Mike. “I think Peyton Manning should be incontention for winning the MVP this season. That’s howvaluable he is to this league and obviously how valuablehe is to the Indianapolis Colts.”The Colts, once a perennial playoff team, slipped to 2-14last season, with Manning not playing a single snap due toa neck injury. Set to take Stanford QB Andrew Luck withthe number one overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Coltscould part with their MVP, giving the rest of the NFL achance to get one of the game’s best players.And, since there have been plenty of reportslinking the Cards to Manning, it’s possible one of theteam’s current QBs could be a bit miffed at the idea ofpossibly being replaced.“Obviously Peyton is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and alot of teams are going to be interested,” Fitzgerald said.“They might not be unhappy with their quarterback play,but you know Peyton is an upgrade to what you alreadyhave. Top Stories Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “I think there’d probably be some feelings hurt.”Maybe so, but that’s a risk the Cardinals would have totake.last_img read more