Bears emerge as potential destination for Jarvis Landry

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The Dolphins are looking to trade wide receiver Jarvis Landry, and they may have found a partner in Chicago.

The Bears have emerged as a possible destination for Landry, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Landry is willing to work with the Dolphins in helping to work out a trade, according to the report. That work would presumably include talking to his new team to work out a new contract in advance.

The Bears have cleared tens of millions of dollars in cap space this offseason and certainly can afford Landry, who is reportedly looking for a four-year, $58 million deal. The only question is what the Bears would have to give up to get him. The Bears’ second-round draft pick, No. 39 overall, might be what it talks to get the deal done.

57 responses to “Bears emerge as potential destination for Jarvis Landry

  1. The Bears need major help with their receiving cadre. Landry could be a real asset there. Hope the trade works out for him.

  2. From a Dolphins’ perspective I hope that either (1) we find someone who will trade a 2nd round pick or (2) Landry sees that no one will pay crazy money for a slot receiver and that we resign him.

  3. redclaw1314 says:
    “To give a 2nd round pick and a huge contract would be a huge overpay. He is not that good and is a headache.”

    It wouldn’t bother me one bit, to give a 2nd rounder for someone who AVERAGES 100 receptions during his 4 year career in the league. Having a reliable possession receiver is the final piece of a lot of teams puzzle. We don’t pay for his contract. We pay our share in nervous breakdowns.

  4. The Bears cannot afford to give up ANY draft picks. Especially a 2nd round pick which they could use to draft WR Washington in the 2nd round. This trade for Landry makes no sense for the Bears!

  5. If the Bears aren’t willing to give up a two strait up, then maybe a win-win would be swapping spots in both the 1st & 2nd. Bears still get to keep their picks minus a few spots down, plus get a solid receiver for their young QB. The Dolphins will be in a better position to draft their QB of the future and still get a top rated player at 39.

  6. Landry was drafted in RD 2 #63. He has put up RD # 1 type numbers. Bears would be getting a RD 1 proven talent for a 2nd round pick. Money aside, it’s a sure fire way to grab a proven player at the 2nd rd draft spot.

  7. 2nd rounder? The guy who wrote this is outta his damn mind. At most swap 1sts or a late round pick. Dolphins aren’t going to actually keep the franchise tag on him.

  8. I see alot of people posting about how he’s not worth it and I’m just not seeing that. Yes, the guy is a pain in the butt, I’m sure Dolphins fans would be better able to tell the rest of us that, but, the guy has 400 catches, 4000 yds and 22 TDs in 4 years, his 400 receptions in 4 years is the fastest in NFL history. I’ve seen alot worse WR divas than him through the years and what’s most remarkable is that he did it with very little quarterback talent in Miami. I’d take a chance on him!

  9. Jarvis Landry is a very good receiver but he’s not elite. That stated I’m curious why he would go to Chicago instead of taking the $16.2m or more for a year and then seeking a long term deal. The injury risk must be a factor and Jarvis must also realize that Miami just does not want him. Those two factors seem to be driving him to make a deal now! Mike Tannenbaum seems to be playing this correctly for the Miami Dolphin’s objectives.

  10. Landry has some of the best hands in the league. His catch % is through the roof for WRs and let’s face it, his QBs have been sub-par at best.

    The kid has greatness in him IMO. He’s one of those guys I could see making a tough game winning grab in a SB.

    So while this may seem like an overpay, it just MIGHT be worth it. At the very worst, he will help out Trubisky immensely as a possession guy.

    They MUST give Trubiski some strong receiving talent this season, and the Bears have a garbage WR unit and no playmaking TE. So if they’re going to gamble a bit on someone, they could do far worse than Landry. The man will bring down the balls that come his way.

  11. dmq13 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 7:56 am

    As muhsin muhammad said, “Chicago is where WR go to die”.

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    He was on the Bears in 2005-07 when Rex Grossman was the QB and the Bears were in the Superbowl (because of their defense.) I don’t blame him for saying that.

    In case you want to join the year 2018 the Bears currently just hired a new coach who is considered one of the top offensive minds in the NFL with a Rookie QB from the likes of which the Chicago Bears have never seen before…

  12. If the Bears aren’t willing to give up a two strait up, then maybe a win-win would be swapping spots in both the 1st & 2nd. Bears still get to keep their picks minus a few spots down, plus get a solid receiver for their young QB. The Dolphins will be in a better position to draft their QB of the future and still get a top rated player at 39.

    Thank god youre not the Bears GM. I guess you think getting robbed is a win win too. The value of swapping first round picks alone is worth 10 of Landry

  13. Who is the potential pick at 39? Now stand that guy next to Landry and tell me again how that guy is better and will out play Landry. Not happening If your the Bears and you can get Landry for #39 and have the money to pay the pro bowler age 25….I’d absolutely consider it.

  14. As a fan, I will miss Landry, but this would be great! A long term deal with Suh and Pouncey arethen Landry will hurt progress. Ironically, Tannehill”s contract has been manageable. He comes back this year and proves himself or he is cut with no cap issue. Likewise, draft a Day 2 QB to sit for a year. Buh-Bye Landry… the Dolphins are becoming the Bears and the Bears by overpaying everyone are becoming the Dolphins

  15. NFLexpert says:

    March 2, 2018 at 7:08 am

    He is not a YAC receiver. He catches the ball and falls down. Lots of guys like that out there for less $$$ and less headaches…
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    He certainly has speed limitations but your YAC statement is false.

  16. boiler72 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 8:40 am
    Chicago … the place where offensive skill position players’ careers go to die.
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    Makes a lot of sense considering the newly retired Matt Forte is a borderline Hall of Famer and did most of his work with the Bears…

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    I’d sign Marquis Lee from Jacksonville. Then, I’d use the cap savings to get a pair of mid priced offensive lineman. Finally I’d use pick #39 on the best player available player, because in that draft position you’re expecting to get a long term starter. The Bears could add 3-4 players for the price of one.
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  18. Why would the Bears make this trade?!? The Bears GM isn’t the type to make this kind of trade so I suspect this is a fabricated story to match need with a team that’s looking to trade.

  19. If it’s a 2, it’s a terrible decision. I was thinking more like a 4th. They have to sign him to a contract also, why would the Bears overpay on the draft pick?

  20. This guy is NOT worth a 2nd round pick, much less in the Top 50. Ryan Pace needs his head examined if he goes through with that, especially given his less than stellar record bringing in other teams’ players.

  21. NFLexpert says:
    March 2, 2018 at 7:08 am
    He is not a YAC receiver. He catches the ball and falls down. Lots of guys like that out there for less $$$ and less headaches…

    I have watched every snap Landry has every played in the NFL, and this comment couldn’t be further from the truth. He ranked 7th in the league last year in YAC yards and it wasn’t even close to his best year. Landry would be a huge asset to any team he signs with — just hard to gauge what a “fair” price is at this point.

  22. I’d bet the Bears keep those valuable picks and stick to all the FA WRs out there. There will be a ton of slot receivers on the FA market.

  23. If they’re willing to part with that valuable draft capital AND overpay him contractually…

    Why not save yourself the trouble of entertaining the thought of parting with a high draft pick and re-sign Alshon Jeffery last year, the guy THEY already had drafted?!? Not to mention his skill set and size make Landry seem limited by comparison…because that’s the reality.

    Ryan Pace, don’t do this. It will spell doom for your tenure in Chicago. Already on two strikes as is…

  24. with the targets he gets every year his numbers should be far greater than just adequate.

    because he is self-grandizing, and sticks his finger in a light socket to style his hair, some gms think he is a good player.

    unfortunately i will be forced to stop giving ryan paste the benefit of the doubt if he signs this person.

  25. As a packers fan I hope they get Kirk cousins to Go with this kid. Cousins is Jay Cutler 2.0 So please sign cousins to a contract that cripples you for years to come

  26. Landry is that guy – he has YAC – Top 10 last year with Jay Cutler throwing to him.
    Has an attitude problem – as with most of us Fin fans – we are frustrated with the offense.

    Did what was asked of him: Return punts? Sure. Move the chains? No Problem.
    Almost 300 catches his 1st 3 years and what happens?
    No extension for him but he sees Stills get a contract that makes him one of the Top 25 paid WRs.

    Gase is systematically getting rid of all alpha-type players.
    Ajayi – 2nd in the league in rushing – gone
    Landry – leads the NFL in catches – gone.
    Suh is rumored to be next and Wake is only a year or so from retirement.

    Knew this day was coming as soon as Carroo was drafted – he’s got HUGE shoes to fill.

  27. The fins are not paying him 16 million on that tag so they will take what they can get which will be 4-6 rounder and it might be in 2019 no way they get a 2nd for a guy they will let walk for nothing before June 1

  28. Carolina should try to deal for him, but i dont see them getting him. their current GM isnt one to make alot of deals for big names, the Bears make sense and even though they arent mentioned, i say dont rule out the Redskins since they have a thing for chasing after big name players and giving them big deals. i could see Washington trade 2 second round picks for Landry

  29. Absolutely start him in fantasy football when playing green bay.
    Easily 200+ yards and at least 2 TDs

  30. Landry was drafted in RD 2 #63. He has put up RD # 1 type numbers. Bears would be getting a RD 1 proven talent for a 2nd round pick. Money aside, it’s a sure fire way to grab a proven player at the 2nd rd draft spot.

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    Or they can wait for him to hit FA next year and sign him without giving up a pick. I don’t see how the dolphins have any leverage. You can’t really say money-aside when teams have a salary cap. The bears have a high pick in the second round so they can lock up a guy cheap for 4-5 years and sign Robinson for half the money instead.

  31. They draft an injured prone wr, let go of Alshon Jeffery,because they didn’t wanna pay him, and then they wanna turn around and trade for a sorta star player to overpay. That’s just being a bad GM. But Bears will learn from their mistakes.

  32. Not surprised. The Bears gave Glennon over $18 million last season for like 2 complete passes so this could be a downright bargain for their cap management team, LOL.

  33. You people are idiots. Every single one of you. Jarvis has the most catches in nfl history in his first four years with tannehill and cutler and moore throwing to him. All the man has t do is simply stay on course and he will break the all time record for most catches making him a First ballot hall of famer. And you morons want to only give up a 4th for him? Nothing short of 2 1st round picks would be acceptable. The only true trade would be with cleveland to swap their #1 pick.

  34. I would’nt give up our 2nd round pick. We already don’t have a 3rd round one. I would suggest they swap 1st round picks, and let Miami have our 8th, and we take their 11th.

  35. jvw1982 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    The fins are not paying him 16 million on that tag so they will take what they can get which will be 4-6 rounder and it might be in 2019 no way they get a 2nd for a guy they will let walk for nothing before June 1
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    Not if Landry signs the tag. If he did, MIA couldn’t string him along and then cut him loose after all the heavy FA action has already gone down. And Landry would get at least a $16M payday from MIA, fully guaranteed, and then next season he’s free as a bird.

    I think it would be a good power play for him to sign.

  36. baileyd13 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    I would’nt give up our 2nd round pick. We already don’t have a 3rd round one. I would suggest they swap 1st round picks, and let Miami have our 8th, and we take their 11th.
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    This is the kind of thinking that holds your team back. Landry is a proven great receiver who would be a highly reliable target for your brand spankin’ new QB. Or do you think Trubisky is the next Brady, and will come in with average (below average right now) receivers and win it all?

    That’s a MUCH worse gamble than trading a #2 for Jarvis Landry.

  37. Well I guess its Chicago again because of Coach Gase. We already had Cutler last season can we move on please. People on here have no knowledge of Jarvis that’s obvious by what has been written. He lead the league last season and the only problem he thinks he’s worth more than most consider. He wants 15m and the Dolphins wont give him that. He isnt Antonio Browm we all know that, but he does get the QB out of trouble with short passes etc. He needs to control his temper too, and stop giving away stupid penalties. Its obvious the Coach doesn’t want him anymore, just like Ajahi another trouble maker. He got lucky going to the Eagles.

  38. ancient-mariner says:
    March 2, 2018 at 5:53 am
    From a Dolphins’ perspective I hope that either (1) we find someone who will trade a 2nd round pick or (2) Landry sees that no one will pay crazy money for a slot receiver and that we resign him.
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    1 is not going to happen
    2 will likely result in Landry hurting himself running to sign that tag once he sees how overpaid he could be for 1 year

  39. beachsidejames says:
    March 2, 2018 at 8:37 am
    Who is the potential pick at 39? Now stand that guy next to Landry and tell me again how that guy is better and will out play Landry. Not happening If your the Bears and you can get Landry for #39 and have the money to pay the pro bowler age 25….I’d absolutely consider it.

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    The 39th pick is not asking 16.5 million.

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