Arizona Cardinals general manager Steven Keim has to be floored with the production his team has gotten out of former first-round pick Michael Floyd. Oftentimes, high-prized wide receivers like Floyd rarely pan out, but this year the Cardinals have reaped the benefits of drafting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish standout. In just his second season, Floyd leads the Cardinals in receiving with 950 yards on the year.
Even with Floyd’s impressive statistics, it’s clear that head coach Bruce Arians isn’t doing enough to get No. 13 more involved in the offense. For example, in the last three weeks Floyd has a combined 5 catches. While I understand that Floyd isn’t going to be open every play, you have to think that this second-year wide receiver is worth more than 1-2 catches a game.
With that being said, Floyd continues to shine even though quarterback Carson Palmer has been shaky as of late. In week 16 Floyd had one of the best catches of his entire career as the 6-foot-2 wide receiver wrestled a touchdown away from Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell to give the Redbirds a convincing 17-10 victory. As the Cardinals buckle down for what would be a wild ride to the postseason; Arians and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin need to find a way to get Floyd the ball more often.