Jarvis Landry has produced like one of the NFL’s top receivers lately.
But he’s not paid like one.
That’ll change someday – and perhaps very soon.
For now, at least the former LSU star is trying to look like someone who is paid in full, with the release of his new Jarvis Landry Juice Shark backpack through Sprayground.
The backpack is priced at $80 and can be purchased online at www.sprayground.com. Check out this video touting the release (with a warning that some of the video’s song lyrics are NSFW).
David Ben-David started Sprayground in 2010, according to Omar Kelly from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and has worked with celebrities such as fellow former LSU Tigers Odell Beckham Jr., Antonio Brown, J.R. Smith, Chris Brown, Christina Milian and Spike Lee.
Landry said on Monday again that he will not negotiate a new contract with the Miami Dolphins once the regular season starts, putting the issue on the clock with millions of dollars at stake.
Kelly passed along the stance from Jarvis, a claim he has made before.
Jarvis Landry said he does not fear the franchise tag in 2018 and will not negotiate with the #Dolphins once the regular season starts.
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) July 10, 2017
Jarvis told the newspaper that he’s not fearful of the franchise tag. Nor should he be, as the NFL contract mechanism will allow Jarvis to become one of the highest paid wide receivers in the league, although on a one-year deal.
The alternative is signing before the regular season begins, which could lock up Jarvis in Miami for many years to come.
Last season, Landry made 94 catches for 1,136 yards and four touchdowns. Those numbers approached his standout 2015 season when he had 110 catches for 1,157 yards and four scores.
Still, he’s only slated to earn $893,852 this season in base pay. Landry still took part in Miami’s offseason program, which is not a given for players seeking news deals… particularly former LSU wide receivers seeking new deals.
It’s clear that something needs to get done, and should… soon.