For the past year, Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin has asked to be traded away from the Valley of the Sun, and he previously has expressed interest in playing for the Dolphins. So, could Boldin, who grew up in Pahokee, Fla., and attended Florida State University, be coming home to the Sunshine State?
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel caught up with Boldin at Q-Festival, an event that raises money for charities in the receiver’s hometown, and asked him about his chances of coming to Miami:
- “For me, the entire situation is completely out of my hands. [Arizona] will do what is in the best interest of the team. I have to sit back and wait. Life will go on,” Boldin said.
Lobbying on Boldin’s behalf was Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin, who said any team would be smart to add the three-time Pro Bowler to its roster. Boldin’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, also attended the event but would only say that players on the Cardinals and other teams have lobbied for the receiver.
Those players include Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, who told the Sun-Sentinel that he has talked to his team about Boldin’s situation:
- “They know how I feel. Whatever it takes to keep him around, I will do,” Fitzgerald said. “He is the heart and soul of the team.”
Earlier in the week, Boldin appeared on Irvin’s Dallas radio show and said “change is necessary.” He also said he has a problem with Cardinals management and wants a resolution to his situation.
Boldin finished with 89 receptions for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games in 2008, his sixth NFL season.