Browns offense: Better or worse after free agency?
By Thomas Moore
In: Jarvis Landry
Out: To be determined
Jarvis Landry put up some ridiculous numbers during his four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, twice catching more than 100 passes and twice surpassing 1,000 yards.
Of course, he did that while being targeted an average of 142 times per year, and he only averaged 10.1 yards per reception. His 8.8 yards per catch in 2017 left Landry ranked at No. 108 in the NFL, although 60 of his 112 receptions went for a first down, which made him the seventh-best receiver in the NFL in that category.
Basically, Landry is going to catch the ball when it comes to him, he just may not go very far with it once he does.
But for the Browns, that may be OK.
Landry is not coming to Cleveland to be the team’s top wide receiver, but rather a valuable, and hopefully productive, slot receiver who fits in perfectly with wide receivers Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman, tight end David Njoku and Johnson.
His numbers may go down with the Browns, but Landry gives Taylor a reliable option as well as another player that opposing defenses have to account for when he is on the field.
Verdict: Definite improvement