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
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.