On Wednesday afternoon Malcom Floyd signed a three-year contract extension with the Chargers. The deal should keep the acrobatic wide receiver in San Diego through the 2015 season.
It wasn’t a huge surprise.
Even though Floyd has had trouble staying healthy throughout his career, he’s been a quality player for the Chargers. And even more than that, he’s been the exact type of person that general manager AJ Smith loves, which certainly doesn’t ever hurt your chances of sticking around.
“We’re very excited to have Malcom signed to a multi-year deal,” AJ Smith told the U-T San Diego. “He is everything we look for in a Chargers player—both on and off the field. He’s well-respected by his teammates and is a very popular player throughout the entire organization.”
This deal’s a good one. Although terms haven’t been released, I’d guess this deal is somewhere in the two to four million-dollar range. In other words, it won’t be breaking the bank.
However, one hopes that this is only the start for AJ, since there are several key players that are currently playing on expiring deals. Those include guys like Shaun Phillips, Quentin Jammer, Nate Kaeding, and Antoine Cason.
Some words of advice to AJ Smith on that one: Get that deal done before Butler becomes any more expensive.