At the recent Super Bowl, Fitzgerald did sound optimistic about the new staff but would not commit to a return. Catching 92 more passes would move Fitzgerald past tight end Tony Gonzalez and gaining just 390 more yards would push him past Terrell Owens.
As ProFootballTalk pointed out, Fitzgerald was likely wooed by his guaranteed $11 million salary for the season.
Fitzgerald played in every game in 2017 and equalled his record for receptions made in one season (109).
The star Arizona Cardinals wide receiver has chose to postpone retirement and return for a 15th National Football League season, according to the team's senior vice president of media relations.
Fitzgerald will enter 2018 without his starting quarterback (Carson Palmer) and head coach (Bruce Arians) from the past five years.
"I'm excited about what the future holds", Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald will return to the Arizona Cardinals for the 2018 season, the team said. It's official: Larry Fitz is coming back. It was his third straight season of 100 and 1,000.
But on Wednesday, Fitzgerald decided it wasn't time to make golf a full-time hobby.
The 34-year-old Fitzgerald is the Cardinals' franchise leader in almost every statistical receiving category, including receptions, yards and touchdowns.
Jerry Rice, in first place in both categories, is likely unreachable in both catches (1,549) and yards (22,895). "We've got one of the greatest players ever coming back".