It’s My Turn: The Malcom Floyd Story

June 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Malcom Floyd is the first half Samoan, half African-American wide receiver in the NFL. At 6'5", 225 pounds, he also measures in as the biggest target any quarterback has to throw at.
Floyd has spent his entire career playing in the shadows of others. He was very unfortunate to have joined the Chargers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent.
The Chargers were in the prime years of LaDainian Tomlinson's career. Marty Schottenheimer was a very run-oriented coach. Besides, the receivers were pretty well established. Not exactly the prime spot for an undrafted receiver to show up.
Floyd was waived without much chance of proving himself. He spent much of his time on the practice squad, making an annual $115,640.
Things didn't get much better for him in 2005 or 2006. In 2007 he earned a roster spot and still earned just $516,000 on the year.
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