Jarvis Landry has been all over the place this offseason. He was hit with the franchise tag by the Dolphins in February, and the two sides seeded open towards negotiating for a deal. He wasn't thrilled with the tag, claiming it wasn't his best deal. On Friday, however, the Dolphins pulled an unexpected move, sending Landry to the Browns for a pair of draft picks.
Landry was a productive receiver in Miami, but none of that matters to the NFL world. What matters is the Browns doing things, as they have to be the most interesting small-market team on the planet while everyone eagerly holds their breath to see if their latest rebuild will bear fruit.
Only one reaction is going to end up mattering in all of this: Landry's himself. And according to Landry, s***'s about to get real.
Oh, we understand. To some people, this is another key piece of the Cleveland puzzle, which was thought at the end of last year to be 10,000 pieces and of clear blue sky.
Jarvis Landry— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 9, 2018
Add a QB...not bad.
2018 Browns— Conor Orr (@ConorOrr) March 9, 2018
RB: Duke Johnson
RB: Saquon Barkley
WR: Josh Gordon
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: Corey Coleman
TE: David Njokou
To others, the move was just business, and the Dolphins shedding a franchise tag that they didn't necessarily want.
Landry is a nice receiver, but he averaged 8.8 per catch last year. As one coach told me, “You didn’t get paid unless it was at least 10.0.”— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 9, 2018
For the team itself, it's outright happiness, because people are looking at Cleveland right now.
👀— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 9, 2018
But, this is the Browns. So there has to be jokes.
Jarvis Landry: “I’ll play literally anywhere, I just want a long term deal.”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 9, 2018
Dolphins: “Okay, then how about the Browns? We just traded you there.”
How pissed is Jarvis Landry right now?— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) March 9, 2018
“You traded to the Cleveland Brow—“— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 9, 2018
Jarvis Landry: pic.twitter.com/RUrFbwuwbr
Twitter on the Browns' trade with Miami for Jarvis Landry: pic.twitter.com/UbSdJ0Zuax— Dylan DeSimone (@DylanADeSimone) March 9, 2018
DEAD pic.twitter.com/2uZzVwoetI— Mike Vernon (@M_Vernon) March 9, 2018
For the Browns, none of this will matter if they don't get a quarterback. So all that's left to say is: Paging Mr. Cousins. Mr. Kirk Cousins.