Reason No. 1 Cleveland Browns should release Landry: Too costly
Right now, Jarvis Landry is listed as the 15th highest-paid wide receiver going into the 2022 season. His $16 million contract is really high for a wide receiver who finished 71st in the league in total yards gained with 570 yards. Moreover, he finished 75th in yards per catch with only 11 yards and 67th with only 52 receptions on the season. Those kinds of numbers are not worth the cost to the Browns.
Landry’s year was the worst of his career. He caught only two touchdown passes as well and overall, he’s only collected 15 total touchdowns in his four years with the Browns. For comparison’s sake, he had 22 touchdowns in the years he played with the Miami Dolphins.
None of this is to suggest that Landry couldn’t turn things around next season, but it’s to point out that the money the team is currently investing in him isn’t getting the results that should be expected. Some may point to the idea that some of this lack of production has to do with the Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield having an awful season as well as that the former well-oiled Browns offense from two seasons ago is now running like molasses after this season to forget.
There has been some chatter that maybe Landry and the Browns would look to restructure his current contract to help the team out for cap space reasons. If that does work out and both sides can agree to a new deal, then that would be good. However, after the latest tweet barrage by Landry this past week, I wouldn’t expect that type of arrangement to be made. Landry doesn’t sound like a guy wanting to restructure his deal.