Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry has a message for Tom Brady
Ever since being traded to the Cleveland Browns ahead of the 2018 NFL Season, Jarvis Landry has been seen as a leader. He works hard, plays through pain (just watch the 2018 edition of ‘Hard Knocks’ on HBO to see an example there), and has been a model citizen off the field.
Landry has been vocal about fighting against social injustice and has been very active in fighting for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Now, he’s asking for help from some other leaders in the NFL.
In a recent tweet from Landry, he reached out to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady saying the league needs prominent voices right now as the NFL and NFLPA work through concerns about COVID-19 with the start of the season just months away.
One commenter on Twitter had some harsh words for Landry, saying he was calling Brady out. He even used the word “disgusting” when talking about Landry, which is far from fair. It also got Landry’s attention and he clarified by responding and saying he isn’t calling anyone out, but says prominent voices are needed right now.
"“This game has (an effect) on us (all), not just one select group of people or team. It’s not about calling Tom Brady out, but our union needs guys of his stature to be a part of these conversations, just as they are apart of the games that you love to watch on Sunday. Disgusting? Lol”"
Landry was clearly not trying to call anyone out but making a very simple and true statement. Yes, there are players in the NFLPA looking out for their best interest, including Cleveland center J.C. Tretter who is the NFLPA president.
However, Landry understands that someone with Brady’s stature and power could make a world of difference if he gets involved and starts to share the concerns and feelings the players have about starting this season with such uncertainty surrounding us all.