- Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- With four days until the deadline, the Arizona Cardinals picked up Michael Floyd’s fifth-year option on Wednesday.
The Cardinals had until May 3 to make a decision, which will cost them a reported $7.3 million next season. Floyd was drafted 13th overall in 2012. The option will keep him on the roster through 2016.
Keeping Floyd gives Arizona a two-receiver threat for the next two seasons, regardless of who’s at quarterback. Larry Fitzgerald received a new deal in February that will keep him under contract until 2016, as well.
Floyd’s best season came in 2013, when he had 1,041 yards on 65 receptions. His performance dropped last year to 841 yards, but he had a career-high six touchdowns.
At points last year, Floyd didn’t play like a man who was worthy of his option getting picked up. He had two games of zero yards and another with just 7 yards. And all six of his touchdowns came with Fitzgerald on the field, erasing the possibility of Floyd becoming the Cards’ main option at receiver.
However, as I wrote earlier this month, despite decreased production, Floyd was still worthy of his option year being picked up.
Michael Floyd had a career-high six touchdowns in 2014 despite seeing his receiving yards dip.