Jarvis Landry is looking healthy for Cleveland Browns
Last season was one to forget for the Cleveland Browns as they saw their high expectations fizzle into a 6-10 campaign. While there was a lot to be disappointed about, their passing attack was easily the most frustrating.
After dreaming of what Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. could do together, the Browns mustered up just the 22nd ranked passing offense in the NFL as they had 3,554 yards total through the air. And while Beckham and Landry were less than thrilled with their individual performances, they were able to each cross the 1,000-yard plateau while combining for 2,209 yards — which was 62 percent of the team’s total yards through the air.
What makes that even more impressive is the fact that both players were dealing with nagging injuries and needed to have surgery in the offseason. OBJ had to have a core muscle repaired whereas Landry went through hip surgery.
For Landry, that surgery had a long recovery time but he has said often that he’s far ahead of schedule. And while he was originally placed on the PUP list, he didn’t stay there long and on Friday he was practicing with the rest of his teammates.
No. 80 was said to be working in easy — which is smart due to the severity of his surgery — but that didn’t stop him from making a big play on the day. The video of this play surfaced and Landry can be seen beating his defender as Baker Mayfield rolled out to his right and let a deep ball fly which landed softly in Landry’s hands — who was too far in front of Andrew Sendejo for him to make a play.
Landry has always been a technically sound route runner and he looked smooth in his drills which is a good sign as he works his way back from his injury.
Back in 2018, Cleveland traded for Landry and he has been their No. 1 receiver ever since. In two years, he has 164 receptions for 2,150 yards and 10 touchdowns. There’s a belief he might not get as many targets this season since new head coach Kevin Stefanski wants to use more of a ground-based offense, but that doesn’t mean Landry won’t still have his share of touches.
He’s also a team-first guy who has never been shy when it comes to blocking in the run game. Simply put. Landry is a great fit for this offense and seeing him looking healthy makes us long for the start of the season even more.