Could Michael Floyd be thinking about calling it a career?
Rumors from around his inner circle suggest that Michael Floyd could be planning on calling it a career. The 28-year-old wide receiver last played for the Minnesota Vikings in a disappointing season where he only had 10 receptions in 11 games.
Floyd was suspended for the first 4 games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy for “extreme DUI”. While serving a 96 day home monitoring sentence Floyd also reportedly failed alcohol breath tests that his agent later blamed on kombucha tea drinks that Floyd consumed in the early morning hours just 5 days before his sentence was to be completed.
Floyd avoided further jail time and suited up for the Vikings but failed to make an impact. A phenomenal player in his prime, Floyd had 1,000+ yards receiving in his second season with the Arizona Cardinals and averaged an astonishing 15.1 ypc in seven seasons in the NFL.
Inside sources suggest he had an undisclosed back injury and that it was injury problems, not alcohol problems that led to his decline. With players like Dez Bryant and Eric Decker still unsigned, it seems unlikely any team will look to sign to sign Floyd.