Report: WR Jarvis Landry’s asking price for new contract revealed
After acquiring Amari Cooper from Dallas via trade, the Cleveland Browns parted ways with WR Jarvis Landry making him available to sign with any team.
Although several teams have been interested in the eight-year veteran, Landry remains as one of the top free-agent receivers available.
The two teams that have expressed the most interest in former Browns' WR Jarvis Landry are the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2022
One of the hurdles for teams looking to sign Landry is the asking price on a new deal.
According to ProFootballTalk, Landry is looking for a sizeable contract that would put him among the highest-paid in the NFL:
“Landry, we’re told, had hoped to get a contract in the range of $20 million per year. Nearly two weeks into free agency, it won’t be easy to find that kind of money.
This feels like one of those situations that will conclude with a deal that includes bloated back-end numbers that get to a desired annual average, and that the real contract will be something much shorter in duration and much lower in value.”
Previously represented by Klutch Sports, Landry has also seemingly switched agents. The five-time Pro Bowler is coming off the worst statistical season of his career, partially due to a lingering knee sprain that cost him five games and subpar QB play from Baker Mayfield.
When healthy, however, Landry can still be a consistent pass-catcher when given the opportunity. The Eagles recently brought in veteran WR Zach Pascal one a one-year deal but are still in need of more firepower on offense.
Pascal has played primarily out of the slot for most of his career. Landry does most of his damage from the same position, so his fit on the Eagles could prove cumbersome.
While Philly has inquired about Landry, the 29-year-old is likely out of the price range for Eagles GM Howie Roseman. The league can thank Jacksonville, who the Eagles were also in a bidding war with, for decimating the WR market with Christian Kirk’s 4-year, $72M contract.
Alas, just because the Jaguars were willing to overpay for a player doesn’t mean that other teams should follow suit.
Jarvis Landry has caught 688 passes for 7,598 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career, including three seasons where he eclipsed 1,100 yards receiving.