Just two days after the Arizona Cardinals picked up the fifth-year option on Michael Floyd’s contract, the organization is reportedly shopping the receiver.
Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports has the scoop:
#azcardinals will listen if a team calls w/interest in trading for WR Michael Floyd. No one has.
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) May 1, 2015
Whichever team does potentially inquire about Floyd will be looking at a cap hit of just over $3.1 million in 2015 before the escalator in his fifth year, when it will jump to $7.32 million.
The former Golden Domer from Notre Dame has been a full-time starter since his second season, racking up 157 catches for 2,444 yards (15.6 yards per catch) with 13 touchdowns in three years with the Cardinals. His skill set is ideal for teams looking to improve vertical passing, as he possesses excellent size and excellent speed.
The biggest deterrent to any potential trade at this time isn’t monetary, though: This year’s draft if full of potential star receivers, most of whom are still available at this time, and who can be signed for far less than Floyd.
It will be interesting to see if the Cardinals receive much interest for Floyd’s services during and after the draft. There’s no doubting his abilities on Sundays, and there are plenty of teams that could benefit from a field-stretching receiver with his size and skill.
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