Michael Floyd was supposed to be the heir apparent to Larry Fitzgerald with the Arizona Cardinals. However, after a good rookie campaign, Floyd regressed each year after that and looked nothing like the player that they thought he could be. After Floyd was arrested for an “extreme DUI,” the Cardinals cut the troubled receiver. After winning a Super Bowl Ring with the New England Patriots, who picked him up late in the season, he joined the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason. The NFL has just announced that they are suspending Floyd for four games in the 2017 NFL season and his NFL career is in danger.

Floyd’s role with Vikings in danger

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Michael Floyd, it was after an intensive interview with head coach Mike Zimmer.

Floyd was found guilty of the charges stemming from his arrest while with the Arizona Cardinals and was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days under house arrest. The charges were falling asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .217. The NFL met with Floyd in June and have now handed down his penalty. What was thought to be a two-game suspension became four games.

ESPN reported that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was clear on his expectations for Michael Floyd. He said that Floyd claimed it was kombucha tea that caused him to fail the blood alcohol test. Zimmer signed Floyd but told him that if he learned that he was lying about the reasons for the arrest, he would cut Floyd from the team. The suspension came despite Floyd’s claims so it remains to be seen what Minnesota will do with the receiver.

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The fall of Michael Floyd

The fact that the Arizona Cardinals so quickly cut a player they expected to be a large part of their future speaks volumes about his fall from grace. In his second season with the Cardinals, Michael Floyd caught 54 passes for 1,0041 yards and five touchdowns. He never reached 1,000 yards again with the team. In his final full season with the team, Floyd ranked third in receiving yards and receptions behind Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown.

Michael Floyd then won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots, something many fans found disgusting. Floyd only played two games with the Patriots, catching just four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. He played in one playoff game with New England, catching one pass for nine yards. He was inactive for the Super Bowl. He has a chance to redeem himself with the Minnesota Vikings but has a lot to prove to his new team.