Dec 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) gets oxygen on the sideline during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Will Malcom Floyd Be A Starter?

What is going to happen with Malcom Floyd now? How will the new coaching staff choose to use M80.

Malcom was a favorite for Norv Turner. Malcom earned his starting duties under Turner and was productive. There is a new sheriff in town though and Head Coach Mike McCoy could want to see something different out of his receivers.

Danario Alexander looks like he has the top receiver spot locked down. He came into town in the middle of the season and instantly connected with Philip Rivers. His arrival made Philip look like a decent quarterback again. Malcom wasn’t able to make that type of impact on the roster.

Malcom has been a starter since 2009 and has never had a 1,000+ yard season. He started out the season as the number 1 guy, but he seems better in the secondary role.

There will be 2 young receivers nipping at him trying to take the top spot. Vincent Brown has already become a hometown favorite and has shown that he will fight for that football. He is solid running routes and already has put in a ton of work to get on the same page with Philip Rivers. He will be coming back from a nasty injury, but he should be at full strength once training camp rolls around.

The Chargers also drafted Keenan Allen, who could make a big time impact on the roster. It is likely that Allen will be working his way slowly into the lineup, but having a new coach in town and a new system could give him a better shot at forcing his way into the lineup.

Malcom is getting up there in age. He still has some good years left, but his time as the starting receiver is dwindling down.

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