Jarvis Landry quietly made history with the Cleveland Browns in 2019
John Dorsey’s tenure with the Cleveland Browns might not have lasted very long but he clearly left his mark on the team. Dorsey added a whole lot of talent in a short time as the general manager — and one of his first moves was one of the more beneficial.
In the 2018 offseason, Dorsey traded for Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry, who had just led the NFL in receptions the prior campaign with 112 catches. He then signed a big extension and has done the same thing he did in four seasons with Miami — catch a ton of passes.
One of the more consistent receivers in the NFL, Landry has quietly gone about his job and simply puts up big numbers, even though he doesn’t get the recognition that some of the more boisterous receivers in the NFL do.
However, CBS Sports HQ believes that Landry does deserve to be mentioned among the best in the game and they have quite the stat to back their claim up. In a recent tweet, they point out that Landry made history in 2019 when he had his sixth-straight season with at least 700 yards receiving and 80 catches — something no one else has ever accomplished.
"“Keep thinking Jarvis Landry doesn’t deserve a seat at the table.Landry is the ONLY player in NFL history to record at least 80 receptions and 700 receiving yards in each of his first 6 seasons.” — CBS Sports HQ"
One of the reasons Landry continues to have such an impact is the simple fact that he never misses time. Since being drafted by Miami in 2014, Landry has never missed a game — something that continued last year even though he was hampered by injuries throughout 2019.
His toughness was something that endeared him to Cleveland fans from the moment he arrived as Landry was seen giving his team a passionate plea to practice and play through pain on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks‘ in 2018.
Entering his seventh season in the NFL, Landry boasts 564 receptions for 6,188 yards and 32 touchdowns. Last year was his best in terms of total yardage and yards per catch as he had 83 catches for 1,174 yards (14.1 per reception).
There’s a chance his targets could decline in 2020 with Kevin Stefanski introducing a more run-oriented offense but Landry’s efficiency should increase due to their reliance on play-action passing to free up their receivers.
With that being said, it’s hard to envision him not hauling in another 80-plus reception and 700-plus yard campaign this year.