3. Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver
I will be on record as saying the whole Jarvis Landry situation wasn’t my favorite move of the offseason. Now in fairness, the trade was great. Cleveland got a player who can make plays for very little compensation.
The problem was giving him a massive extension before ever seeing him take a snap with the team. Hopefully, it all works out, but it would have been nice to see him play in the orange and brown before forking out $75.5 million.
So far in camp, it’s looking like it will. Landry is proving to be a solid route runner and reports coming out of the practices is that he’s catching anything that’s close to him. He also is apparently wanting to run more routes — something he says the Miami Dolphins wouldn’t let him do.
For Browns fans who have doubts about Landry’s ability to carry an offense, the good news is he looks like he can handle the extended routes that Gase apparently didn’t want to give him. And he used some of his moves in camp to absolute burn T.J. Carrie at one point.
If the early portion of training camp is any indication, the limitations on what Landry did the past couple seasons in Miami were all on the staff there.
If he can continue to make plays like he has early on in camp Cleveland will look brilliant and I will gladly say they were smart for extending him so quickly.