Jarvis Landry is considering a return to the Cleveland Browns and is motivated now that Deshaun Watson and Amari Cooper are on the roster
One player who has been given a lot of credit for the Cleveland Browns going from an 0-16 team to a playoff contender is wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
Added ahead of the 2018 season, Landry recorded 288 receptions for 3,560 yards with 15 touchdowns — and added another four rushing touchdowns and a passing one as well. But injuries started to slow him down and after his worst statistical season in 2021, the Browns released Landry after being unable to agree on a restructured contract.
Now, there are reports surfacing that Landry is more willing to discuss a new deal with Cleveland as he apparently sees them as Super Bowl contenders after adding Deshaun Watson and Amari Cooper.
"“But Landry wanted nothing more than to win a Super Bowl here, and he’s motivated to return now that Deshaun Watson and Cooper are here and the Browns have a bona fide chance.” — Mary Kay Cabot on a potential reunion with Landry and Cleveland."
Landry has always been a sure-handed receiver and a great route-runner. The one problem for him in Cleveland is that he’s not known for his deep speed and isn’t exactly a No. 1 wideout. However, if he can play in the slot more with Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones, he would be much more productive.
On top of that, he could get some of the targets that were going to Austin Hooper, who was also released and signed with Tennessee.
In addition to adding Landry, Cabot says the Browns are trying to re-sign Jadevon Clowney who was brought in on a one-year deal in 2021. As the starting defensive end opposite Myles Garrett, Clowney recorded nine sacks and proved to be a great addition.
Cleveland cleared $15 million in cap space as they traded Case Keenum to the Buffalo Bills and re-worked Amari Cooper’s deal. Now, they hope to use that money to go all-in in 2022.