Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
How about Eddie Royal!? He is playing out of his mind right now. He has become on of Philip Rivers’ favorite targets in the red zone. So much for Philip Rivers only liking 10-feet tall receivers.
Royal has 5 touchdown receptions this season already. He is going to be relied upon heavily with Malcom Floyd out and other teams will start putting more attention toward Royal. Things won’t come as easy as they were before, but I think that the Chargers offensive scheme will still allow Royal to make big plays.
Royal was expected to make this type of impact with the roster last season, but struggled with injuries. He has come into this season healthy and has sparked the offense. He is tough to cover in space and will be one of the weapons that Philip Rivers uses throughout the year.
I look forward to having Royal healthy for the season. He can be a difference maker for Philip Rivers and the offense.