LA Chargers: 5 best skill position players who were never Pro Bowlers
By Jason Reed
Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 1. Malcom Floyd
It is quite shocking at first that Malcom Floyd never made a Pro Bowl in his NFL career. He was a staple of the LA Chargers’ passing attack for a decade and while he never had a truly elite season, he was consistently one of the best deep threats in football.
Unlike the other players on this list, Floyd does not have that one season that we can look back on and wonder how he never made the Pro Bowl. He never surpassed 900 receiving yards in a season and never had more than six receiving touchdowns in a year.
In fact, you could make the case that Floyd does not even have a single Pro Bowl-caliber year. Most of his seasons are right there on the edge, but it is not like he was terribly robbed from an honor that he deserved.
However, because of his staying power and his longevity with the team, he is easily the best player in franchise history to have never made a Pro Bowl.
Floyd is seventh in franchise history in receiving yards and 10th in receiving touchdowns. He is undoubtedly one of the best receivers to ever wear the powder blue and is similar to Mike Williams in a way that every single play from Floyd seemed to be a highlight play.
He was always the deep-threat option. In fact, he led the league in receiving yards per catch with 19.9 in 2011 and has the 16th highest yards per reception of any receiver since the AFL/NFL merger with at least 300 receptions.
If we narrow it down to just the 2000s then Floyd ranks second, only behind DeSean Jackson. He is one of the greatest deep-ball targets in the entire NFL over the last 20 years.
And he is the greatest player in LA Chargers history to have never made a Pro Bowl team.