One of the big things Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim is going to have to deal with this offseason is the receivers room. It could be in major flux. Michael Floyd is already gone, Larry Fitzgerald could retire, and John Brown is still trying to fully handle his sickle-cell issues.
When it comes it Fitz, “he still loves the game and still plays at a high level,” Keim said. “There’s no doubt in my mind he should play next year.”
Of course, Keim added, that will be up to Fitz.
J.J. Nelson was fantastic in Seattle with 132 yards on three catches, including two giant plays that boosted the win. As far as him as a potential No. 2 receiver, “I’m not sure what his ceiling is, I just know he is a big-play guy.”
As for Brown, Keim acknowledged it is “always a concern when you can’t put a finger on exactly what is happening” when it comes to Brown’s health. But he said Brown will see specialists as soon as the offseason ends so that he and the Cardinals can find the proper way for both Brown to be healthy and for him to find again what was making him special on the field.
The author and Keim both seem to be unsure about how Nelson will factor into the offense next year. The author doesn't think Nelson is a high-volume kind of a WR, and will be more of a big-play threat than anything. As for Brown, it seems like the team is counting on him to bounce back as well as Fitz to at least play another year.