Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd is entering the final year of a four-year, $13MM pact, and he’s strongly considering calling it a career once that deal expires, writes Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. According to Williams, Floyd won’t make a final decision until after the 2015 season, but he’s likely to retire after this year.
“My approach is to focus on now, and not trying to worry about what happens after this season,” Floyd said. “It can be a distraction. I’m just trying to throw all of my chips in this year, especially because it’s the last year of my contract and just go all out, and worry about the rest later. But I’ve got four kids and it’s taking time away from them. So I’m thinking about shutting it down at the end of this season.”
Floyd, 33, has been a Charger since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2004, but had one of the most productive seasons of his long career in 2014. Starting all 16 games for the first time, Floyd caught 52 balls and matched career highs with 856 receiving yards and six touchdowns. The performance increased Floyd’s career totals to 291 receptions, 4,989 yards, and 31 TDs.
The 2016 offseason may represent a major transition period for the Chargers, whose future as a franchise in San Diego is uncertain. Besides Floyd, longtime Chargers like Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, and Eric Weddle are all entering the final year of their respective contracts, and negotiations (or a lack thereof) between the team and Weddle have been particularly contentious so far. In Floyd’s case, such extension talks won’t be required if he does indeed to decide to call it a career.