WR Michael Floyd talking to Vikings, among other teams

Senior Analyst Sam Monson breaks down the recent metrics for former Patriots and Cardinals WR Michael Floyd.

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WR Michael Floyd talking to Vikings, among other teams


  • Adam Schefter reports that FA WR Michael Floyd is talking to the Minnesota Vikings, among other teams, and hopes to have a deal in place by the end of next week.
  • Floyd saw 72 targets in 2016, the lowest figure of his career, and just five of them came in the final two games as a New England Patriot after the Cardinals cut him following a DUI.
  • Including the Divisional Round of the playoffs, Floyd caught just five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots.
  • Floyd has five drops in each season of his NFL career, regardless of targets, but 2016 represented career lows in virtually every major receiving category.

NFL WRs average depth of target in 2016

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Sam is a Senior Analyst at Pro Football Focus, as well as a contributor to ESPN.

  • Andre Taylor

    Michael Floyd and Josh Gordon are 2 young, talented WR’s, for whatever reason they both seem to always end up in trouble. With my Raven’s not getting Joe Flacco a Alpha #1 WR in this years draft, ive been beating the proverbial table for GM Ozzie Newsome to bring in one or both of the two WR. In a locker-room with veteran leadership like Baltimore has, Floyd and or Gordon could florish. Signing either or both to 1 year incentive based contracts, with club options for a 2nd year. All of a sudden our offense is dangerous, the presents of a true #1 WR would open up the field to Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman. Teams would not be able to cheat looking to stop the running game, providing Flacco and our offense with some balance.