Coming off last year's season-ending neck injury, Floyd -- who turns 33 on Monday -- was voted by scribes as the runaway MVP in spring sessions after serving as the "most-targeted" pass-catcher for quarterback Philip Rivers.
Floyd is pegged for the team's No. 2 receiving role across from Keenan Allen after averaging a whopping 24.8 yards per catch over six grabs last season before the injury. A healthy Floyd "often" won matchups this summer with Brandon Flowers, prompting the veteran cornerback to acknowledge, "He's in Year 10 and he's moving like he's in Year 3."
After 10 years, still in awe how good Malcom Floyd is in practice. Not a slam on how he plays in games. If only he could stay healthy.â UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) July 30, 2014
The Chargers promise to go run-heavy from wire to wire, but Allen's increased speed combined with the field-stretching skills of "Making the Leap" tight end Ladarius Green puts coach Mike McCoy's passing attack on the radar.
A full season from Floyd would serve as the cherry on top for a squad we see as genuine playoff material in 2014.