With all the talk of Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald and their career resurgences, a player who has been overlooked a little bit is Michael Floyd over the last few weeks. He has, very quietly, had the best stretch of games he has ever had in his career.
In his last seven games, he has 35 receptions, 620 yards and four touchdowns. In five of those games, he has had more than 100 yards and had 70 in one of the other two. He In the eight games before that he only had 16 catches for 213 yards and two scores.
His career previous to this season has been marked by inconsistency. Over the 2013 and 2014 seasons, he had 10 games with at least 80 receiving yards. He had 11 with less than 35 receiving yards.
In any seven game stretch, he never had more than two 100-yard games and never more than three with even 90.
He is playing the best football in his career. Now, with one game left in the regular season, he is one huge game away from reaching the 1000-yard mark.
Bruce Arians said Floyd is now doing "what he's capable of doing."
Arians thought Floyd would have a 1500-yard season. "He probably would have had he not gotten hurt," he said.
And this is true.
He was having a spectacular training camp this year when he suffered that gruesome finger injury. He didn't miss any games in the regular season, but he was used very little early on. He also missed a game later in the season. But now that he is healthy, he has been on a tear.
We all have been waiting for Floyd to develop into that number one receiver -- the guy that puts up big numbers on a regular basis. As he enters the final year of his contract next season, have finally seen it happen? Is he priming himself for a huge postseason and big 2016? If so, this could be a fun ride in the weeks and the season to come.