There is many reasons why I consider Malcolm Floyd will be the top player in having a breakout season.
First of all, he's going to be the number one WR. Why is this important? It's important because passing plays are meant for number one WR's to succeed having the QB look at them as their first option.
Floyd does have the ability to stretch the field. Maybe not as consistently as RFA holdout Vincent Jackson, he have proven last season he can play just as good.
Floyd started only one game last year as the top WR and it was against the Washington Redskins. In that game, Floyd responded well as the "go to" guy with nine receptions for 140 receiving yards. Why is this such a significant stat? Floyd had those good stats against a top ten Redskins defense that was eighth in pass defense. Not to mention, Floyd did that with back-up Billy Volek in a QB.
With Philip Rivers throwing the ball, and the experienced he's gained with Rivers, Floyd is looking to have a great statistical season as a first time 16 game starter. With defenses respecting Antonio Gates, Floyd very well can face the same type of opposing defensive game planning that Jackson faced in the last two years.
For a guy that had 45 receptions, 776 receiving yards, one TD, and doing it last season where he started only nine games, that's not a bad year at all.
Look for big things from Floyd as he is going to prove that he can play just as good as Jackson.