By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami Dolphins admitted they were looking to deal wide receiver Jarvis Landry. There were several teams interested in him, yet the Cleveland Browns were not initially mentioned.
Yet, it was the Browns, who acquired the star receiver. Cleveland is giving up a 2018 draft pick and a 2019 draft pick.
This is a huge get for the new Browns regime led by general manager John Dorsey. The old Browns would have never made this move.
The Browns are also expected to sign Landry to a contract extension. He’s projected to receive a five-year, $75 million deal, according to Spotrac.
The Browns, who went winless in 2017, had 693 receiving yards from running back Duke Johnson. However, their most receiving yards from a receiver came from then-rookie David Njoku, who had 386 yards.
The franchise’s best season from a Browns receiver came in 2013 by Gordon when he had 1,646 yards. Eleven different receivers have surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in a season.
Landry gives the Browns wide receivers instant credibility. He joins a wideout group that includes Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman, Sammie Coates, Rashard Higgins, and Ricardo Louis – if they do not make any additions in free agency or the draft.
Landry – who recently signed his franchise tag – knew he was going to be dealt in the recent weeks, as the Dolphins talked to teams. The 25-year-old made 16 starts in 2017, as he had a career-high 112 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns.
He spent four seasons with the Dolphins. In 64 games, including 57 starts, the LSU product has 570 receptions for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns.