Jan 1, 2012, Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (80) is pursued by Oakland Raiders safety Matt Giordano (27) on a 43-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter at the O.co Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Could this be the year that Malcom Floyd stays healthy?

Malcom Floyd has some of the best hands in the game. He has the height and hops to reach balls defenders can’t get to. He is crazy acrobatic and makes some unbelievable plays. Now, IF he only could figure out how to land after making those big catch.

Malcom has struggled to stay healthy. He has the potential to be a huge impact, but it is hard to make plays sitting on the sideline with your legs wrapped up and ice on them.

Last season he put up the best numbers in his career, while only playing in 12 games. He only started 9 of those games because he was nursing injuries. He led the league with a 19.9 yard average per reception and could have easily been over the 1000 yard mark if he played the whole season.

Malcom is a playmaker and he is in another contract year. Last time he tested the free agency market, teams didn’t show a lot of interest because of the injury issues. Things still have not changed for him.

He will be entering this season as the “Number 1″ receiver and IF he can stay healthy, he could put up monster numbers. We brought in other weapons for Philip Rivers to throw to, but Philip has had a good chemistry with Malcom since he entered the league. Could this be the year that Malcom stays on the field for 16 games PLUS the playoffs?

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  • Jumpy Mcleish

    i hope so had he not missed a few games last year wouldve made playoffs

  • LeonardoVelazquez

    Are you sure Meachem won’t be the number one receiver?
    Also, Idk if you have discussed this before, but how was Jackson not in the Top 100?
    I love Floyd, he’s underrated, hopefully he can make things happen this year, but I wouldn’t mind giving Brown a shot at it if Floyd injures himself.

    • BReisinger86

       @LeonardoVelazquez ” but how was Jackson not in the Top 100?”…………………………………………………………….. NFL Network, That is all

  • Kenny Corros

    As much as a Bolt fan I am, the dude is injury prone. He’ll get hurt again, no doubt…

  • RMainwaring

    I don’t think there will be a number one receiver. Rivers will spread the ball around for everyone to enjoy!!

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    • boltsfan1972

      @RMainwaring I think PR17 has got a Huge selection in recievers Small,med,large . He has sprinters and jumpers. Some can do both it’s like he’s at a buffet of recievers talent !!!

  • ibesyke

    @chargersbuzztap how good is m. Floyd that his still in the roster .. what are we waiting for? Lets just get a veteran receiver

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Yeah I have to come up with the same question: Floyd #1 receiver? I thought the Chargers already made the point that Meachem will be the #1. However we also got Royal & a HEALTHY Gates! How cool is that! But I would be so damn happy if Floyd could play all games, i.e. all 19 ;)

  • Jeffrey Perkins

    i would like to see the numbers he can put up 16 games.

  • VEazy

    He’s one of the most underrated and underappreciated Chargers. The fact that many Chargers fans consider Meachem the #1 reciever is just one indicator. People also seem to forget that he nearly went to Baltimore, but decided to take a pay cut to stay here in San Diego.

    • pels04

       @VEazy I agree with you but the reason for that is because of the injuries. Floyd definitely could be a #1 WR but his injuries prevent that. I did some research. Out of 7 yrs in the league hes played 1 full season and since 2008 hes averaged only 12 games/yr. Maybe a lot of charger fans feel the way i do. I give him mad props for staying here in SD and im really glad he did but for me its hard to consider him the #1 when he consistently  misses 1/4 of the season. just a comparison,  Vj only missed one game between 06 & 09.  Meachem also has the talent and hes only missed 2 games since 2008 and that was his rookie year. Also Meachem averaged slightly more catches during that same time period . Thats why i think Meach is the #1

  • charger17/tkc

    If Malcom goes down it’d be bad. We could have Green play WR, lol looks like one!

  • arnie

    anything is possble. but i don’t see any evidence to suggest the pattern of injuries will stop. if i had to go out on a limb i don’t believe AJ believes it either. AJ did pick up a lot of FA Wide outs.

  • Bleu

    hope so

  • John McGowan

    Yeah! …. Nope.

  • PeteSpinning1

    Floyd is a great receiver. We know what we have with him. He might play 10 games, he might play all of them. But, he will do ballet, when he isn’t injured. Wide receiver is a tough job. Superbowls are won on the tips of fingers.(Manningham)., and he was on the market.
    If Meach can stay healthy, and show some of that speed, and pass catching ability… then Floyd will draw coverage, and we hit them on the other side. Vincent Brown looked pretty good in the back of the end zone a couple times last year.

  • BoJackRusso

    I have always loved the chemistry between PR and M80. I always said they were on the same page more than Philip and VJax, and he has absolutely great hands. He reminds me of Lynn Swann in his Super Bowl games. Malcolm will shine brightly this year. He makes at least one spectacular grab in just about every game he plays. Yes, he stays healthy this year, it’s in the cards.