Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

More Clarity on Malcom Floyd Will Come in 2 Weeks

We already know that Nick Hardwick will return to the field next season. He will be snapping that ball off to Philip Rivers. We still are waiting to hear what Malcom Floyd will be doing next season. More clarity should be known on the situation for Malcom Floyd in the next couple of weeks, per Michael Gehlken.

If Malcom Floyd says that he will be playing, then we have our starting wide receivers set. Malcom Floyd will start on one side and Keenan Allen will start on the opposite side. We wouldn’t have a huge need to look for a wide receiver in the draft. We still would likely have to groom a receiver for the future, but the need is far less greater.

Floyd is a top receiver when he is on the field. He has a great chemistry with Philip Rivers and he would be able to stretch the field. He would be an excellent compliment to Keenan Allen if he were able to play.

His health has to be of a concern though. He was in a neck brace when he left the field and had to be in one for a long while. Last we heard he was in a neck brace still while he was sleeping. That status doesn’t sound too good.

If he does return, we would have to wonder if he would be able to play at the level  he did when he left. It will be good to know whether he is back or not soon.

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  • Julien Bélair

    I would still draft a Wr in the first three rounds

  • Cgoodness13

    How much $ would we save If he retires?

  • arnie

    Having Floyd back would be a bonus, there is no reason to put all the WR eggs in his basket. At the end of the day, I think Telesco is moving forward with a plan of a life without Malcom. If we want Rivers to stretch the field, we need someone that will be healthy fast enough to do it.

  • Sergio Quintero

    I really hope Floyd comes back, I have seen the Philly game he got hurt a couple of times, and he was having a monster game, he would be exactly what this offense needs. But the odds don’t look good on him returning.

    With a deep class of WR’s and basically little or no depth behind Allen, they have to take a WR in one of the first 3 rounds.

  • Gunnar Martin

    He looked SOO good before his injury. I gotta say, I was blown away at how he was performing from training camp through Week 2. I really hope he gets to play again. He’s another one of those guys that deserve a ring, but haven’t gotten the opportunity to get one even after being in the league for years. Good luck Malcolm!

  • Trey P

    We still need a Wr Floyd has NEVER finished a season healthy..

  • Peter Thompson

    I think he’ll be back. Sleeping in a neck brace doesn’t shock me after that hit. Being careful, and making sure his neck and career are safe is key. I am not certain it means he is never going to play again. But, we’ll just have to see in two weeks.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Do you see the chargers resisting taking a WR is the first 3 rounds Pete, sounds very likely the best player on the board might be one early in the draft?

      • Peter Thompson

        I don’t think “resisting” is in Telesco’s vocabulary. Having said that, I won’t be able to answer that question seriously until Free Agency is in full swing. It’s not out of the question, regardless.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Put me down for outside free agents:
          CB Corey Graham or Courtland Finnegan (will be released shortly)
          NT Paul Soliai
          WR Andre Roberts (got forgotten behind Fitz & Floyd has connections to Reich)

          • Gunnar Martin

            I always seem to get attacked when I mention him, but I think James Jones wouldn’t be the worst pickup in the world if Floyd does retire. He would be serviceable until we fully develop a young wide receiver to start in the future. Jones has good size to play on the outside, and is a great option in the red zone (remember how he got 14 TDs a couple seasons ago?). I would enjoy watching him play opposite Keenan.

          • Sergio Quintero

            I think Jones is going to get paid, and at 30 a little older than I would like, Golden Tate & Andre Roberts are 26, because of it I would willing to gamble more in their direction.

          • Gunnar Martin

            I don’t think Jones’ contract will end up that hefty. He’s 29 (not that one year is that big of a difference, but still), and we wouldn’t need him to be in his prime forever. Just until a receiver that we (hopefully) draft this April can develop into a starting role. I’m not really willing to bet on Roberts to play consistently on the outside, and I just loathe Tate (loudmouth, douche, etc). Youth isn’t everything.

          • Peter Thompson

            It’s hard for me to say yes to Finnegan. He busted out 3 INT’s, 101 tackles, and a sack in 2013.. which would be MORE than welcomed for a good price. But, then he got burned repeatedly in 2013, and was being talked about as one of the worst CB’s in the league.. even before he went on IR with that surgery on his eye socket. The last thing we need is somebody who is attached to the phrase “burned repeatedly”.. we already have enough of that. Maybe it was just a bad year for him? That’s possible, but I have my reservations.

            Corey Graham.. now THAT’S a guy I can get behind signing. But, he led the Ravens in interceptions last season, and all I hear from the Ravens camp is that they really want to keep him. We should definitely get him on a plane, but there will be others doing the same, and I get the feeling they might pull a McKinnie.

            I like Sam Shields, personally. IF, they can’t wrangle Graham.

          • Sergio Quintero

            I’m probably living off memories with Finnegan, always liked how combative and intense he was.

            Guys like Rodgers-Cromartie, Chris Harris, Tarrell Brown probably have much more in tank and probably are in the chargers cost structure.

            I seriously doubt Shields is cost reasonable, I think he’s going to get big money.

          • Peter Thompson

            I hear you.. it’s like.. which Finnegan are we gonna get? 101 tackles, 3 INTS, and a sack… or burned a bunch of times, 27 tackles, zero INT’s Finnegan? Those are two totally different stories.

            I need to look to see how many teams are seriously in the market for CB’s and would be spending more money than we can afford… including the teams that will be trying to keep them. With guys like Grimes & Talib out there, they might draw the big spenders, and leave a bunch of teams with smaller budgets to battle it out. Maybe that will affect what guys like Shields values will be.

  • Eli Rodriguez

    Regardless if he leaves or comes back I still want to Draft a WR in the first 4 rounds. Floyd isn’t the chargers future. A WR in the first 4 rounds could develop into a great WR. If he’s able to come back thats great. I doubt he would be able to play at the level he was playing before. Look at RG3 he came back after a major injury and hasn’t been the same. RG3 has played scared ever since the injury. I know they both have very different injuries and play different positions as well. I feel like it’s best for Floyd to retire and enjoy life. There’s no need for him to play and hurt himself all over again or go out play and not be the same player he was before.

  • Nick Mansoor

    I hope Malcolm Floyd comes back, but don’t think it all ends their if he does. We still need to find another receiver to learn the ropes as well, I mean Floyd isn’t getting any younger, and he might retire very soon. Finding another player would be a wise choice by TT, whether being a player from the draft or Free agency. I would do it as a precautionary method, just in case if he gets injured again or if another player does. It seems all of our receivers are injury prone or have had injuries in the past. So yeah, all in all, if he comes back… Sweet. But we still need at least one more receiver. If Denario comes back too, still, find a receiver. Just in case. I don’t trust all of our receivers *cough cough* Vincent Brown.

  • bolt up!
  • Stefanie Smith

    Man, I keep forgetting all the guys’ names at the Combine. There is a WR out there that is tall like Vincent Jackson or maybe even built more like Calvin Johnson. This guy could do it. He is fast and no one could cover him. He would just reach over them. I have to go back and remember his name. There are a few out there that could be good.

    • bolt up!

      Kelvin benjamin?

  • 1961 Fan

    Prediction: Floyd’s career is over.

  • OP Bolt

    Even if Floyd can play – history says we absolutely cannot depend on him for a full season. I would love it if someone felt they HAD to trade up to #25 from the early second round in return for their high second this year and their 2nd and 3rd next year (or whatever the formula says). In any case, if Beckham is available at any point I would take him – bookend for Allen + outstanding return man + speed. He and Allen and Green would create a lot of stress on defenses and help unclog the middle of the field. I think we can get the other needs in later picks.

    • Ernie Padaon