It’s a busy day for Browns receivers old and new. After acquiring Amari Cooper from the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland has granted Jarvis Landry permission to seek a trade according to Adam Schefter.
A separation always seemed to be inevitable at this point for Cleveland and Landry. Landry’s contract carries just $1.5 million in dead money for 2022 with a cap hit of $16.3+ million. If the two sides were unable to restructure the deal, a separation of some kind always appeared to be destined to happen at this time.
Jarvis Landry has been the best receiver on the Browns since arriving in 2018. In four seasons Landry has 288 receptions for 3,560 yards and 15 touchdowns. Theses numbers are less than his previous four years in Miami (400, 4,038, 22). The last two seasons for Landry in Cleveland have not been particularly productive with 72 receptions for 840 yards and three touchdowns in 2020 and only 52 receptions for 570 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. A change in offensive systems came prior to 2020 with Kevin Stefanski and Baker Mayfield was absolutely abysmal this last season.
There will be teams lining up for the services of Jarvis Landry. Landry’s stock is currently down, but that is due to the situation he is now leaving. Landry has the opportunity to sign a one-year deal, rebuild his value, and then cash in on the multi-year contract he deserves.