Royal, who had a tremendous rookie season, has struggled through the last three years of his career. Therefore, in 2012, he will be looking to get back on track as San Diego looks to add some more charge to its offense.
Royal had a terrible time playing within the Tim Tebow offense that the Denver Broncos ran last year. He had career lows in almost every receiving category. The 26-year-old hit the free-agent market following the 2011 season and looked to be a lock to sign with the Washington Redskins. However, after a meeting with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Royal decided to stay within the AFC West and join the Chargers.
With a fresh start in an offense that fits his skill set, Eddie Royal appears poised to have a career year in his first season with the San Diego Chargers. Here are four reasons why.