Everyone in the NFL makes pretty good money, but Jarvis Landry just entered into another echelon of NFL salary.
The former LSU Tiger has reportedly agreed to a five year, $75 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland traded for him and several other notable players back in early March.
The deal, first reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, includes $47 million in guaranteed money.
The #Browns and WR Jarvis Landry are going to agree to terms on a 5-year, $75.5M extension, sources say. He gets $47M guaranteed… crazy for those who considered him a slot receiver.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 12, 2018
Landry proved to be a consistent contributor during his four years in Miami. In 2017, he led the league with 112 receptions, the second time in his career he’s eclipsed the 100-reception mark.
He just missed the 1,000-yard benchmark last season, ending with 987 yards. His previous two seasons ended with over 1,100 yards after gaining 758 yards as a rookie. Last season was his best in the end zone, as he scored a career-high nine touchdowns. His previous high-water mark was five scores.
Cleveland’s commitment to Landry is just the latest in a string of positive moves for the organization. The Browns have also added quarterback Tyrod Taylor and defensive back Damarious Randall this offseason, and will have both the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks when the NFL draft kicks off later this month.
The Browns may be coming off an 0-16 season, but for the first time in a long time, there’s reason for optimism. With this move, Landry will be around to help see it through.