Chargers veteran WR Malcom Floyd recently admitted that this could be his final season in the NFL.
“My approach is to focus on now, and not trying to worry about what happens after this season,” Floyd said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. “It can be a distraction. I’m just trying to throw all of my chips in this year, especially because it’s the last year of my contract and just go all out, and worry about the rest later.
“But I’ve got four kids and it’s taking time away from them. So I’m thinking about shutting it down at the end of this season.”
Floyd sustained a serous neck injury back in 2013 that could have ended his career. However, Floyd was able to return last season and go on to appear in all 16 games for the Chargers.
“I dodged a bullet like two years ago. The injuries and what you go through off the field, as soon as I get home I can’t really do anything with my kids,” Floyd said. “But I don’t like to get too personal with that. I’m just happy and it’s a privilege to be out here. I’ve played 12 years and I’m happy with where I’m out now.”
Floyd, 33, is entering the final year of his four-year, $13 million contract that included $5.25 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salary of $3 million for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Floyd caught 52 passes for 856 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.