Larry Fitzgerald moved up the career receiving yards list against the Chiefs on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Cardinals receiver passed Terrell Owens to take over the No. 2 spot in all-time receiving yards. Fitzgerald reached that milestone with a fourth-quarter reception Sunday, exceeding Owens’ total of 15,934 receiving yards.
He will tell you milestones aren’t important, but there is no denying the impressiveness of this one!
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 11, 2018
Fitzgerald now trails only 49ers legend Jerry Rice, who has 22,895 yards. NFL Research notes Fitzgerald has averaged 70.4 receiving yards per game during his career, which means he would have to play 99 more games to catch Rice.
Larry’s Legend continues to grow…
Only Jerry Rice has more receiving yards in NFL history than Larry Fitzgerald
*The New Top 5*
1. Jerry Rice – 22,895
2. Larry Fitzgerald – 15,939
3. Terrell Owens – 15,934
4. Randy Moss – 15,292
5. Isaac Bruce – 15,208#Cardinals
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 11, 2018
Entering Sunday’s game, Fitzgerald needed 33 yards to pass Owens. He finished the game with six catches for 50 yards and now has 1,274 receptions for 15,952 career receiving yards.