NFL Free Agency Primer: Jarvis Landry

The regular season has come to a close, and most teams have already begun the complicated process of preparing for the 2023 season. As the new league year approaches, we'll be covering the impending free agents most capable of shifting the balance of power in the NFL.

The Player: Jarvis Landry

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry didn't have the 2022 season he was hoping for with the New Orleans Saints. The five-time Pro Bowler signed to his hometown team hoping to reverse three straight years of decline with the Cleveland Browns and prove he was still the player who averaged 67.9 receiving yards per game from 2015 to 2019. Instead, he had his worst year as a pro, tallying a mere 272 yards over nine appearances. Unless the 30-year-old can prove he can stay healthy, his days as a starter in the league may be over.

The Fit:

Landry is a little more name than game at this point, but that doesn't mean he can't help a team. He remains a reliable set of hands in the slot with shiftiness and toughness to add yards after the catch. He was never particularly explosive, and that's truer than ever now. He can move the chains and pick up third downs, but he needs to be a second or even third option in this phase of his career.

The Contract:

Landry played on a one-year, $3 million deal last season and failed to deliver, so he probably can't expect much more this season, but he probably can't sink much lower, either. He has too much stature and self-respect to play for the league minimum, so he'll likely end up with something like a $2.5 million, incentive-laden deal.

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