Jarvis Landry could very well be off the Cleveland Browns by the time this next season starts. The Browns received opened up lately in a series of tweets. It all started by him talking about his injury history this past season. He said, “Reality behind all this is I came back to play in the best shape of my life, I got hurt Week 2 with a high grade MCL Sprain, Partial quad tear and bone bruise. Then came back way to early and ended up staying hurt the entire season. You never heard me mention anything about it.”
He wasn’t done just there though. He continued, “Also my media availability didn’t happen because I was focused on getting on the field as healthy as possible during the week and after games. A strategic plan was set in place to be followed.” This also makes a bit more sense considering we really didn’t get to hear much of him at all throughout the year in any type of press conference.
Now, we get to a major part of his tweets. This was what had all Cleveland fans thinking about a potential departure. Jarvis said, “I have put the ball in CLE court by telling them I would like to stay but if not then I’m confident enough in myself to be a better healthy me this year and moving forward to helping do my part in winning a championship elsewhere.” So, he said he wants to stay in Cleveland. Though with the way he phrased it, even he isn’t confident they will retain him. Jarvis also made it clear that he can compete for a championship on another team.
What Would Happen If Jarvis Landry Got Traded?
The Browns wouldn’t really take that big of a hit if they trade him this offseason. Landry is in the final year of his five-year, $75.5 million contract. He has a cap hit of $16 million right now, but his base salary of $14.3 million isn’t at all guaranteed. If he does in fact get traded, the team wouldn’t take that much dead money whatsoever.
The only problem is that they would have a serious issue at wide receiver moving forward. Now that Odell Beckham is off the roster, Landry could thin them a little too far. Assuming he gets moved, Cleveland would have Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz…that’s it. Rashard Higgins is going to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason which is why he wasn’t named.
In four years with the Browns, Jarvis has caught 288 passes for 3,560 yards and 15 touchdowns. Will he follow Odell out of town, or will he stick it out and improve upon those numbers?
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