Lack of signed franchise tender doesn’t matter for Jarvis Landry

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Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has yet to physically sign his $15.9 million franchise tender. Some have suggested that his failure to do so could mean that he won’t. Which could mean that the Dolphins could rescind it.

That won’t be happening.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Landry has formally accepted the tender, regardless of whether he has physically added his signature to the bottom of the offer. (He hasn’t signed it, per the source.) As a result, the Dolphins consider it to be accepted, making the $15.9 million offer fully guaranteed and (perhaps more importantly) allowing the contract to be traded.

That seems to be the proper interpretation of the gesture. The CBA doesn’t require formal signature. It speaks only in terms of the tender having been “accepted.”

In this case, the tender has been accepted. Whether formal signature happens or not, Landry is under contract with the Dolphins for 2018 at $15.9 million, and that one-year contract can be traded to another team.

7 responses to “Lack of signed franchise tender doesn’t matter for Jarvis Landry

  1. I remember reading a story on PFT a few weeks ago about how if the Redskins tagged Kirk Cousins and traded him it would violate the ‘intent of the tag’. So why no mention of that here with Landry? It seems like Miami tagged him with the sole intent of trading him

  2. That would be terrible if Landry had to play a season of football for 15 million. How could anyone live on that for 365 days?

  3. I’m going to guess this expression of intent must be in writing somewhere such that there is no ambiguity as to his acceptance. If the Dolphins publicly acknowledged he notified them at least that would corroborate things but I haven’t seen that.

  4. Interesting. I have no earthly idea why Landry would sign/formally accept the tender in March, as he’s giving up a lot of leverage. Regardless, I’d be shocked if he wasn’t a Dolphin in 2018.

  5. The issue is that $16 million dollars is a lot of money to go by a verbal agreement, I just don’t buy it, Landry simply could sign the contract online like I just did with my lease for my apartment. The Tag is a legal document that requires a signature on paper or online to be a done deal. A verbal agreement means nothing and Landry is being misled by his agent. Team’s that have talked to Landrys agent Mr. Bilbo are offering around $10 million a year. Landrys agent is over pricing his client wanting over $14 million dollars a year. The Dolphins don’t want him they just want to trade him for a draft pick, player, or both since they drafted the guy. Whatever happens good luck Mr. Landry

  6. His ego is bigger than his talent. No one wants him at his asking price. Divas always have a hard time dealing with reality.

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