Malcom Floyd is on pace for a big season with the San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd had 43 receptions, 856 yards and five touchdown receptions in 12 games last season. Floyd led the NFL with an average of 19.9 yards per reception and led San Diego with 71.3 receiving yards per game.
Floyd’s biggest game of the 2011 season was against the Oakland Raiders in week 17 when he had seven receptions, 127 yards and a touchdown.
The biggest game in Floyd’s career was against Oakland in 2010 when he had eight receptions, 213 yards and a TD reception. Floyd is third among active players with an average of 17.9 yards per reception for his career.
Floyd’s problem has been injuries because he missed four games in 2006, eight games in 2007, three games in 2008, five games in 2010 and four games in 2011. The only season in which Floyd played all 16 games happened in 2009.
Floyd has 10 receptions, 175 yards and a touchdown through two games this season. Floyd is on pace for 80 receptions, 1,400 yards and eight touchdown receptions.
Floyd’s 87.5 yards per game currently place him in a tie for 13th among all players with former teammate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson.
Floyd’s 87.5 yards per game would have placed him sixth among all players last season, the eight TD receptions he is on pace for would have been tied for 11th and the 80 receptions he is on pace for would have been tied for 12th among all players.
San Diego’s next game will be on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, who are allowing 7.1 yards per pass attempt which is slightly above league average.
Floyd is in the final year of his contract, so if he stays healthy, he could be putting together a season which will pay off for him and the Chargers.