When it comes to acquiring a quarterback this off-season, the Arizona Cardinals have solicited the opinion of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
According to Schefter, Fitzgerald’s first choice is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Marc Bulger also discussed as a possibility.
Bulger will be a free agent this off-season.
Fitzgerald caught 90 passes for 1,137 yards and six touchdowns in 2010, which saw the Cardinals use four quarterbacks in the season after Kurt Warner retired.
Derek Anderson, rookies Max Hall and John Skelton, and journeyman Richard Bartel all took snaps from center as the Cardinals went from winning back-to-back titles to 5-11 and a 4th place finish in the NFC West.
Fitzgerald’s contract will void after the 2011 season, and according to a league source, the Cardinals will not be able to use the franchise or transition tag designation on the five-time Pro Bowler. Including him in the decision on which quarterback he’d prefer, and then acquiring him (which won’t happen without a new CBA is reached), might improve the team’s chances of re-signing the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions