Browns, Jarvis Landry close to long-term deal

AP

When the Browns traded for wide receiver Jarvis Landry they hoped to have him for more than just the one-year contract he’s currently signed to, and it appears the two sides are going to work out something longer.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Browns and Landry are close to coming to terms on a long-term contract extension. The deal will reportedly be worth $15 million a year.

Given that Landry is already guaranteed $15.982 million this year, he might have been tempted to hold out for more than that: If he played out his current deal, he’d either hit unrestricted free agency next year, or he’d get franchised again, which would come with a guaranteed salary of $19.2 million.

But Landry appears ready to make Cleveland his long-term NFL home, and the Browns think that with Landry joining Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman, they’ll have one of the most talented receiving groups in the NFL.

29 responses to “Browns, Jarvis Landry close to long-term deal

  1. This team reminds me a lot of that 2007 team and was built in a similar manner. The only thing that stopped that team was questionable NFL rules interpretations that cost them the AFC North and the Staff infections that caused most of them to miss the 2008 season.

  2. As a Dolphins fan, I can tell you that we were very disappointed to lose a guy who averaged five or six yards per reception and seven or eight fifteen yard personal foul penalties per year.

  3. IMO one of the more underrated WR’s in the game right now. Dude plays like his hair on fire. That is fun to watch even if he is on the opposition.

  4. I truly do not understand why teams feel the need to spend so much for the WR position, when there is little correlation between championship teams and elite WR’s. That being said, after being 1-31, going over 20+ starting QB’s in the last decade, I guess any upgrade to get this team relevancy is required. Also, they only gave up a 4th round pick for him and not a first like the Rams overpaid for Cooks, or like the 2 first the Giants asked for OBJ, so we can’t be too harsh on this move. I just hope for the Browns sake, they will pass on that bust in waiting Josh Allen. If they draft the likes of Mayfield, Darnold or Rosen, they should be set and should be around a 6-10, 8-8 team next year

  5. Paying a slow, non-scoring diva “slot” receiver anything close to this money is just more of the reasons why the Browns cant get out of their own way.
    Enjoy your 1 win in two year team there Jarvis- but by all means, you gets yours.

  6. Ron Geremy says:
    April 12, 2018 at 11:45 am
    I truly do not understand why teams feel the need to spend so much for the WR position

    It is called “market value.” Do you see what WRs are getting paid these days?

    And there is little “correlation” between any position and winning the SB. While it is popular to say “it’s the QB” (who can incidentally make twice as much, so he’s hardly being overpaid being at the top of his game), if you actually dig deep into the SB winners out there – or even those that go – it is a combination of factors including coaching. One position isn’t causal to SB appearances or rings, so you pay market value.

  7. Sounds about right. If it’s third and 10 and you want to pick up 6 yards followed by a little sideline flexing he’s your guy.

  8. They can have him and his “me” attitude. You were a product of volume, not excellence Mr. Landry. The Dolphins did you a favor being inept on offense.

  9. nickinneohio says:

    April 12, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Even with this deal the Browns still have about $60M of cap space. Analytics approach in phase 2. Other teams will be paying attention.
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    Did you just imply that other franchises should be paying close attention on how the Browns run their organization? LOL!!

    Yeah, they are. And then quickly do the exact opposite.

  10. Browns are 6-10 right now, and they haven’t added their draft picks. Tyrod Taylor isn’t losing more than 10 games. This season will show you how important having a good left tackle who loves his vacation time is.

  11. It is called “market value.” Do you see what WRs are getting paid these days?

    And there is little “correlation” between any position and winning the SB. While it is popular to say “it’s the QB” (who can incidentally make twice as much, so he’s hardly being overpaid being at the top of his game), if you actually dig deep into the SB winners out there – or even those that go – it is a combination of factors including coaching. One position isn’t causal to SB appearances or rings, so you pay market value.
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    It is also the position that is most catered to with NFL rules, thus we have seen an abundance of later round guys, specifically in round 2 and 3 who could put up as good production for the fraction of the cost. The Browns case it is different, they have an abundance of cap space and have been terrible for 2 years, any upgrade at any position can be seen as a positive, so we cannot fault them for paying Landry $15M/year, if it were a team that is cash strapped, then this would had been a bad move.

  12. Wow! I knew the Browns were incompetent but I just realized they are flat out dumb. This team has no shot of ever winning anything until they change ownership and get somebody to hire real management and coaches. It’s not a complaint, just an observation. I love watching other teams waste money.

  13. youngnoizecom says:
    April 12, 2018 at 11:32 am
    They did, his name is Tyrod Taylor and he led the NFL in deep-ball accuracy in 2016.
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    That’s hilarious. You do realize Jarvis Landry is no deep threat, right? He is good at catching checkdowns and then breaking tackles to get yardage. There were occasional deep passes thrown his way but that was usually because the defense blew coverage or simply let him go to bait the QB. Jarvis is relatively slow for a WR. He may be good in Cleveland but I’m pretty sure he won’t be $15M/year good and if doesn’t fix that attitude he will be exploited by all 3 divisional opponents.

  14. I am not a Browns fan, but I have been silently hoping they would turn things around. I do miss the days of when they were competitive and think it benefits the league to have success spread out. I think they have some of the sports best and most loyal fans also. That said, if they keep doing things as absurd as this they are going to remain bottom dwellers. WOW 15/mil for a slot guy who averages 8.5 yards/catch. Ouch!

  15. yall some haters. jarvis landry is elite. stupid sheep like to spew hatred on the browns. you’ll all look stupid when cleveland does well this year. lolololololol

  16. “Paying a slow, non-scoring diva “slot” receiver anything close to this money is just more of the reasons why the Browns cant get out of their own way”
    Non-scoring. He scored 9 TD last year. All in the red-zone. Tied with Antonio Brown.
    And Cutler, Matt Moore and David Fales were the QB throwing him the ball.
    Not sure that any WR is worth what Landry got. But he is a really good WR who will help the Browns.

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