Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd reportedly not playing in Super Bowl LI
Former Arizona Cardinals and current New England Patriots receiver Michael Floyd will reportedly be inactive for Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday evening. The decision is not unexpected.
Floyd, who was waived by the Cardinals in December after a DUI arrest, was picked up by the Patriots just a couple of days later. Floyd was active for the Pats week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins.
He played well. He had one touchdown and had a great block paving the way for a Julian Edelman touchdown. That has been his two lone highlights since joining the team in December.
He was active for the Patriots AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Houston Texans, however he did not play well. He was active in part because of injury to receiver Malcolm Mitchell.
Floyd was inactive two weeks ago in the AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mitchell was able to play.
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Having Floyd inactive for the Super Bowl is the right move for the Patriots. They leave nothing to chance.
Simply put, Floyd just hasn’t been with the team long enough to grasp the entire playbook, familiarity with the Patriots offense. He also doesn’t play special teams so his exclusion on Sunday is understandable.
Still, even though he won’t be active, Floyd will still get a Super Bowl ring if the Patriots win Sunday evening. Fair or not, he’s a part of the team.
We all hope Floyd can get his life back on track and we wish him well with the Patriots or whatever team he ends up on in 2017. If Floyd stays with the Patriots next season he should end up being a factor.
It is amazing how a season can go up and won and turn so many times. Floyd started the season as the number two receiver for the Cardinals. His poor performance and his off the field antics cost him a job in Arizona. Now he might get a Super Bowl ring in the end.