Fitzgerald never wants to get back on that maddening ride.
When discussing his future Tuesday on KMVP-FM the 32-year-old receiver, entering his 13th season, said there are two necessities to continuing his career: winning and a good quarterback.
"I would still have to think about it and see where I was at," he said, before linking his fate to his quarterback's. "A lot of it's tied to Carson (Palmer) -- Carson's playing at a high level. I don't want to go through any other quarterback situations. It's been great to have the stability that we have now with the big fella, he's been playing light's out."
Fitzgerald caught 109 passes in 2015, for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. It was Fitzy's first season over the 100-catch barrier since 2007 and first above 1,000 yards in four seasons. Those aren't stats of a man who seems destined to retire anytime soon.