Report: Bears, Dolphins talking Jordan Howard-Jarvis Landry trade

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The talk that the Bears could trade for Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is heating up, and a big name has emerged as the potential return: Jordan Howard.

According to John Mullin of NBC Chicago, the Bears and Dolphins have had conversations about the Dolphins sending Landry, the 11th overall pick and a third-round pick to Chicago in exchange for Howard and the eighth overall pick.

The Bears have made several moves this offseason to clear salary cap space, while the Dolphins don’t have a lot of cap space, so that trade would make sense from that perspective: Howard is inexpensive, with salaries of $630,000 and $720,000 in the two years remaining on his rookie contract. Landry, on the other hand, is on the franchise tag and will probably want something north of $15 million a year on a long-term contract.

No trade can be completed officially until the start of the league year on March 14, but teams can verbally agree to trades now, and talk is heating up around the Bears and Dolphins.

UPDATE 3:32 p.m. ET: A league source tells PFT the trade is not happening.

29 responses to “Report: Bears, Dolphins talking Jordan Howard-Jarvis Landry trade

  1. dino2997 says:
    March 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    Why in the world would the Bears make this trade?!?

    Agreed, Howard looks like a good back and Landry is a headache.

    A Packer fan

  2. The Dolphins would be getting screwed in that deal. Howard’s a good player, but Landry’s one of the best receivers in the NFL.

  3. Sounds like a good deal for both team. Chicago get a wide receiver they need and Miami gets a running back. Each has a top draft choice to fill other needs.

  4. Yeah I am with the other posters on this. This isn’t a good trade for the Bears. Not only is Landry overrated, but I suspect he is a headache as well. Definitely not worth that kind of compensation in any case. Plenty of WRs out there who can get you yards after the catch as well.

    But then I don’t expect good trading out of the Bears. Haven’t for decades.

  5. Miami has a terrible o-line and an above average back in Kenyan Drake who can produce in spite of it. Why are they trading for a similar back without the pass catching ability?

    Jordan Howard has feet for hands.

  6. dino2997 says:
    March 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    Why in the world would the Bears make this trade?!?


    They think Trubisky needs someone to throw to.

  7. Do not do it it will be the biggest mistake this franchise has ever made. I really love Jordan Howard and don’t want to see him go anywhere.

  8. This makes the Bears worse. They get a waayyyy over priced WR, a 3rd round pick and move up 3 spots in round 1, Not worth it. Keep Landry and just give CHI the Miami 8th overall 1st round pick outright , then Ya its worth it.

  9. As a GM, you hope and pray that you find a late-round pick who’ll play at a Pro Bowl level for the league minimum. Then when you finally find one, you trade him away for the right to grossly overpay a receiver who averages less than 10 yards per catch?


  10. It actually seems like a good trade to me, they can pick up a running back with one the first round picks they have and Miami gets an above average running back. Only real problem is that the only guaranteedifference good running backs might be off the board by then. Seems like it could very well be a gamble for both teams, but if you’re Miami do the trade do the trade and focus on getting oline and recievers (sanders may be available ) in free agency and the draft. If you’re the bears obviously good rbs are hard to come by (so be sure you want to do it) acquire a rb in the first round then concentrate free agency and draft on defense, oh you might wanna make sure you lock Landry up long term so mr. Biscuit has somebody to throw the ball to.

  11. I understand their need, but I am surprised to see the Bear…or any team…be willing to put that kind of money on the books for a player that’s never played for them before. I hope they’ve done their homework and fully understand what kind of person he is in the locker room.

  12. Trading back with Miami this year does make sense. Miami needs a young QB and the Bears would do well to pick up another pick.

    But why would the Bears give away their starting RB?. I know that Howard has dropped a few balls, and that Nagy needs a shiftier RB that can catch, but Howard has excellent vision and he’s hard to get down. If Pace does this, it will be just another one of his huge mistakes.

  13. I love Landry, but his emotions are an issue too often on the field. I’d hate to lose him, but this doesn’t sound bad. I wonder if this trade would make a first round qb even more likely. Also, is Drake a back-up, or does he have trade value? This just got very interesting for the Phins.

    Go Phins!

  14. Yeah thats really smart Bears lmao trade away your best runningback for a wide receiver when you have a rookie QB that is still learning.

  15. Bears would be stupid to do this, adding a pick, maybe one for one if they get a long term deal in place, but still dumb to me.

    There are free agent receivers out there who cost nothing but cap space, which the Bears have plenty. They had a quality WR in Alshon Jeffrey who they let walk for no reason. That should cost Pace his job

  16. Landry’s route trees are short by design.
    His YAC is close to Welker and Edelman, who had the benefit of a far better offense and QB.
    Stills and Parker had better YAC than Landry.
    Stills and Parker had 112 catches in 2017. Landry had 115.
    Stills and Parker had more drops this year than Landry had the last two.
    He moves the chains.
    3rd & 8 who are throwing the ball to?
    Not the guy running a Go route 23 yards down the field.
    You throw it to the guy who consistently gets open and catches the ball.

    It’s clear Landry’s success, and the frustration with his team, has made him difficult to deal with, but that doesn’t take away from what he’s done on the field.

    FWIW: Stills is one of the highest paid WRs in the league, while the guy with 400 catches is not even given a new contract…

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