Larry Fitzgerald has led the Arizona Cardinals in receiving yards for six straight seasons. Yet, anyone in Arizona can feel a changing of the guard in terms of the team’s No. 1 wide receiver. Michael Floyd is on pace to record more yards than Fitzgerald in 2013 as the second-year wideout looks to break the 1,000 yards mark for the first time in his career.
Now, the buzz in Week 16 has been all about Fitzgerald’s health as he suffered a concussion on one of the final plays of the game against the Tennessee Titans and hasn’t yet been cleared for Sundays’ contest. Moreover, it’s sounding more and more like No. 11 is going to give it a go as he had this to say about his status:
I’ve never missed a division game and I don’t plan to start.”
With that being said, Fitzgerald also admitted that although he hopes to play, there’s a chance that his role is limited. Therefore, Fitzgerald’s injury makes for an enormous opportunity for Floyd. Remember: the Cardinals will go on the road and face the Seattle Seahawks this week as Richard Sherman and company held Floyd to just five catches for 58 yards back in Week 7.
At just 24 years old, Floyd has a chance to show the Arizona fans that he can and will take the throne that Fitzgerald has held for the last nine years.