The Georgia product put together a complete 16-game season for the first time in his career in 2018 after missing at least four games in both of his first two seasons. While the 2016 first-round pick is no longer playing under the oversight of defensive guru Vic Fangio, Floyd remains set to serve in a starting edge role opposite superstar Khalil Mack. In that same role last season, Floyd produced 47 tackles, four sacks and a pick-six.
According to general manager Ryan Pace, Floyd will have his fifth-year option exercised, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Floyd finished the year with only four sacks, but was still a key asset on a Bears defense that finished first in the NFL in scoring defense in 2018. Chicago's pass-rushing personnel should remain a formidable unit next season with Floyd, Khalil Mack (knee), Aaron Lynch and Isaiah Irving on the edge.
Overall, Floyd's performance was disappointing, as his production on a per-game basis showed no substantial growth over his previous two years with the Bears. He'll be entering the fourth year of his rookie deal, which will be a pivotal season for him, as he'll have no excuses for not improving his sack numbers, since defenses won't be able to key on him, due to the presence of Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith. Unless he pops in the 2019 preseason, he'll be a risky fantasy selection in IDP drafts.
Not only did Floyd post his first multi-sack game of the year, but he also posted a season-high in tackles. He's come on strong in the second half of the season, as he's notched four sacks along with a pick-six over his last seven games, and he's a player to use for upside in weekly lineups.
Although he's had a fairly quiet season, Floyd has been coming on lately, as he's notched a pair of sacks and an interception over the last five games. Although he's an inconsistent IDP with a low floor, his ability to make plays gives him weekly upside.
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