Cleveland Browns: Needing to seek help from the outside
By Shane Carter
Whats great about possibly landing Landry is two things:
1. The Browns have actually been linked to trading for him.
2. The team can afford to pay him.
Jarvis Landry is an immediate upgrade at the slot position. He’s a player who doesn’t drop the ball, and while isn’t a burner by any stretch, always seems to make plays for his team.
Brad Ward thinks the potential to have Landry on the team is worth a look.
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Truthfully, it will come down to not only what Cleveland can offer for Landry but what Cleveland can offer to Landry. He wants to be the highest paid receiver in the league and the Browns are one of the few teams who could make that happen. If all the sides can agree, this could be a very happy marriage.
This is the big one right here. Ever since making that memorable interception on the goal line to beat Seattle, Malcolm Butler has since become one of the leagues best corners. Making an All-Pro team as well as a Pro Bowl, the 28-year old has been a star player.
Which makes it all the more confusing as to why the Patriots didn’t play him in the Super Bowl. It’s possible that as good of a corner that he is, the outcome may have been different. We’ll never know.
What we do know is he is an unrestricted free agent, and could be looking to become the highest paid player at his position in the league, just like Jarvis Landry. And also like Landry, the Browns have the cap room to make that happen.
Bill Belichick has been notorious for letting players leave, or even trading them if possible, unless they wear No.12. With a No. 1 corner being a need, signing Butler to a long term deal solves an immediate need that could seriously alter the defense.