The Arizona Cardinals receiver would have been a free agent after the 2015 season
It was nearing decision time and the Arizona Cardinals made their decision on Wednesday. They’ve picked up the 5th-year option on wide receiver Michael Floyd. This means he will be in Arizona at least through the 2016 season.
This of course does not preclude the Cardinals dumping Floyd if things go further south in performance. If he doesn’t perform, I can’t see him sticking around. The only way his contract is guaranteed is if he becomes injured. Then at that point he is fully guaranteed for $7.3 million in 2016.
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Now, he does need to step it up. He caught just 47 passes in 2014. This was after he caught 65 passes in 2013. He digressed. I don’t place all that blame on Floyd however.
Let’s not forget that he had quarterback Carson Palmer throwing to him for all 16 games in 2013. Palmer only played in six games in 2014. To me, Floyd is partly to blame but you also need a quarterback that can get you the ball. Drew Stanton had the ability but we certainly know Ryan Lindley did not.
The Cardinals had until May 3rd to make a decision on his option year in 2016. It certainly was an interesting move given the draft is just one day away but now it might mean the Cardinals take a receiver later rather than earlier in the draft. Just a guess on my part. I’m not 100 percent convinced that the Cardinals will take a receiver but I don’t think the option year pick up precludes them from doing so now.