The San Diego Chargers made the right decision about Malcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd San Diego Chargers

Christopher Hanewinckel-US Presswire

The San Diego Chargers signed wide receiver Malcom Floyd to a three year extension yesterday.  Floyd has a history of being injury prone because he missed 10 games in 2007, three games in 2008, five games in 2010 and four games last season.

Floyd was third in receiving yards on San Diego’s roster during the 2009 NFL season and he was second in receiving yards and TD receptions in 2010.

Floyd led San Diego in receiving yards per game with 71.3 in 2011 and was third on the team with five TD receptions.

San Diego has a 29-13 record with Floyd since the 2008 season while they are 3-6 without him during this time.  Floyd led the NFL with an average of 19.9 yards per reception in 2011.

Floyd ranks third among active players in yards per reception for his career at 17.3 trailing only New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson and Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace.

According to nfl.com, the deal is worth $12 million and could be worth $14 million with incentives.

While Floyd is injury prone, only a certain amount is guaranteed money.  Floyd currently ranks 21st in the NFL with 227 receiving yards and is on pace for 69 receptions, 1,211 receiving yards and five TD receptions.

The best game in Floyd’s career was against the Oakland Raiders in 2010 when he had eight receptions, 213 yards and a touchdown.

Floyd is on pace to have a career high in receptions and receiving yards because his career high was 45 in 2009 while his career high in receiving yards was on pace to be 1,141 if he played all 16 games last season.

Floyd’s receiving yards per game have increased every year since the 2007 season and he is valuable to the Chargers.

 


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