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Fitzgerald wouldn't mind if Favre hangs it up

Posted by: under Vikings, NFC, Packers, Vikings players Updated: July 7, 2010 - 4:16 PM

Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is no different than the rest of us.

The former Holy Angels High School star and current standout wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals fully expects that when his team plays the Vikings on Nov. 7 at the Metrodome that Brett Favre will be playing quarterback for the home team. 

"He will be there for sure," Fitzgerald said this week following a workout at the training sessions he helps to conduct on the University of Minnesota campus. "Who would turn down $13 million? Would you?"

Fitzgerald was talking about the amount Favre is due to make this coming season. Told by the reporter that he wouldn't turn down $5 million, Fitzgerald laughed and said, "You wouldn’t turn down $100,000.”

Fitzgerald, whose father, Larry, is a veteran Twin Cities sportswriter and radio host, grew up rooting for the Vikings and served as a ball boy for the team during his youth. But given the Vikings' success with Favre last season, Fitzgerald said he wouldn't be bothered in the least if the future Hall of Fame quarterback decided to retire.

“Honestly, if he didn’t comeback I wouldn’t mind," Fitzgerald said. "You look at the NFC right now, you think of the Cowboys, you think of the Green Bay Packers, you think of the Minnesota Vikings. Those are the three juggernauts in our conference and if Brett wasn’t back I don’t know.”



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