Jarvis Landry does not fear franchise tag in 2018

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Jarvis Landry wants a new contract, but he hasn’t gotten much publicity in his desire for an extension. That’s because Landry showed up for the offseason program and has said little about his contract.

The Dolphins receiver is scheduled to be grossly underpaid this season with a base salary of $893,852.

The sides have talked many times this offseason, and team vice president Mike Tannenbaum has promised that the Dolphins would take care of their own. They face a deadline to get it done, though.

According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Landry said Monday that will will not negotiate once the regular-season starts. Landry also said, via Kelly, that he does not fear the franchise tag in 2018.

Landry’s agent, Damarius Bilbo, told the Miami Herald something similar last month.

Landry has proved his worth, making 94 receptions for 1,136 yards and four touchdowns last season. It’s a matter of when, not if, he passes Kenny Stills as the team’s highest-paid receiver. Stills’ deal pays him $8 million a year.

Nineteen receivers average more than $8 million a season.

14 responses to “Jarvis Landry does not fear franchise tag in 2018

  1. jade429 says:
    Jul 10, 2017 7:39 PM
    They can’t afford to lose him.

    Agreed, the problem is as currently constituted they can’t afford to sign him either. Time for Grier to earn his keep and massage the cap. Keeping Landry is a must

  2. I do not see them being able to afford him financially. I think the administration will start allowing certain players to leave ala Bellicheck to keep salaries in line. I would hate to see it but I think it’s evidenced by the talent logjam at the receiver position..

  3. If you look at the amount the Dolphins have left under the cap (17 million this year, 3 million, next year, or 20 million overall) and the fact that cap increases by over 10 million every year, Miami is OK.
    As of now they would have about 30 million left.
    I believe that Landry will get a deal similar to what Wallace got in 2013. 5 years years, 60 million, 15 million bonus, 30 million guaranteed. Landry’s contract would eat around 3 million this year (bonus) and 10-11 next year. They probably would need to maneuver next year but have a lot of flexibility

    I believe they should do this now as Landry is the soul of the team and it will send a message that Miami takes care of their players.
    Miami will work it out.

  4. “pay him do not over pay him”

    Stop being cryptic and tells us how much that is

  5. Let get this straight, JL is no ordinary receiver. He will get paid. And if some terrible bad luck falls his way and he gets hurt and is not the same player again, Mr Ross will look after him because he values the type of character Laundry is.

  6. When you said that all the other little fish looked at you and said yea right… sure he will.

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