Reason No. 3 Cleveland Browns should release Landry: He doesn’t want to be there
In his latest series of tweets this week, Jarvis Landry has said he’s told the Browns he wants to stay but…
The but in his response is all one needs to see to know that he doesn’t want to be in Cleveland any longer. Those that support Landry again will say he wants to be here. This is where you have to read between the lines and know a bit more of Landry’s patterns and practices when he’s trying to get something.
In this case, he wants the Browns to release him. His best friend and former teammate, Odell Beckham Jr. is already gone. Since that moment, Landry hasn’t spoken much publicly of his support for his team.
The entire fiasco that was the Beckham soapbox occurred because Landry’s best friend wanted out of Cleveland and had issues with Mayfield. Landry though never came out and tried supporting his quarterback after his best friend made it known that he didn’t like playing with his quarterback. All of that suggests that Landry and Mayfield have their issues and that won’t be going anywhere soon.
Landry sees what has happened with Beckham Jr. and after several seasons with the Browns and the chance at a championship less likely today than a year ago, he likely sees that his best opportunity will lie elsewhere, with a new team.
Again, to those that want to support Landry and say that he said he wants to stay in Cleveland, why does he have to go on Twitter and Instagram and say that and yet explain how he is not accountable for anything that went wrong this past season? Players can’t have it both ways.
At some point, the player needs to say these things in person to the team he plays for and not put a message out to his masses of fans first. That’s the easy way out.
In the end, the money that the team could save on releasing Landry probably outweighs many of the other factors. If the Browns want to improve in the wide receiver room this is a good time to do that and part ways with controversial wide receiver.