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 came into the 2014 offseason with question marks at the wide receiver position. With uncertainty hanging over our heads, Malcom Floyd told the world the possimpible (yes that is a Barney Stinson word): he would continue his career.
“The doc said … I’m at risk just like anybody else. There’s not really a worry. … I’m feeling good. I think I feel like my old self.”
Now let’s start with the numbers since everybody loves numbers. Since coming into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2004, M80 has racked up 4,133 yards on 239 career receptions. He has 25 touchdowns and averages 17.3 yards per catch. Floyd is a big-bodied receiver at 6-5 201 lbs. Given his frame, he is the type of receiver who has success winning one-on-one jump balls, as well as being a deep threat. Floyd has 71 20+ yard catches and 15 40+ yard catches in his nine-year career.
Floyd has played in 90 games in nine seasons with the Chargers, starting in 48 over that span. That averages out to 10 games a year. Floyd has only played one full 16-game season, coming in 2009, and will turn 33 years old in September. Not only will he turn 33, but Floyd said he’s “probably going to finish out this contract (through 2015), and then that’s it.”
The chargers have made the playoffs six times (2004, 06-09, 2013) during Floyd’s tenure. Unfortunately, he has played in only ONE of 10 total playoff games, making three catches for 30 yards in 2009’s 17-14 divisional loss to the New York Jets (sorry to bring up past blunders).