"Look, this is a big year for me, coming off my worst season as a pro," Fitzgerald told USA Today Sports on Wednesday. "I know Carson wants to play well this year. This is a huge year, and we're leaning on each other. It's simple as that. I need him as bad as anybody, and I'm going to go out there and give everything I can for him."
Fitzgerald's streak of 1,000-yard receiving seasons ended last season at five as he finished with 798 yards and a career-worst four touchdown receptions, largely due to the Cardinals' unsettled quarterback situation. Four different quarterbacks started a game last season for Arizona.
The Cardinals acquired Palmer in an offseason trade with the Oakland Raiders. In addition to their work in Minnesota, Fitzgerald and Palmer got to work together during the Cardinals' offseason program and minicamp.
Backup Cardinals quarterbacks Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley and the rest of the team's receivers have attended this week's workouts at the University of Minnesota. In addition, players from other NFL teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars' Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne and the New England Patriots' Leon Washington reportedly have been in attendance.
Palmer told USA Today that, after taking part in the workouts, his "goal is to come into training camp and be ready, not have a day or two where you're kind of getting back into the swing of things and try to get rhythm and timing down.
"It's just a good chance to work some of the kinks out and talk about plays, talk about angles of routes and clean some of those things up."