The guy Larry Fitzgerald wanted across from him in the Cardinals offense has signed his contract.
The Cardinals announced Monday that they have signed first-round pick Michael Floyd. They also signed third-round cornerback Jamell Fleming, which means that the team has locked up their entire draft class.
Floyd’s contract will be for four years with an option for the fifth year. The cost of that year would be based on the average of the 3rd to 25th highest-paid receivers under the terms of the CBA. Fleming’s deal is the standard four-year one that goes to all players drafted after the first round.
Floyd should be the starter with Fitzgerald at wide receiver to start the season. If he delivers on his promise, he’ll make it harder for defenses to lock in on Fitzgerald and still stop the Cardinals passing game. Things would be even brighter if the Cardinals knew who their quarterback will be this year, but either Kevin Kolb or John Skelton will benefit from Floyd’s presence.
Fleming could also wind up as a starter. He’ll compete with William Gay, A.J. Jefferson and Greg Toler for the job opposite Patrick Peterson as well as the pecking order for sub packages this summer.