Free Agent Cleveland Browns should avoid No. 2: Jarvis Landry, wide receiver, Cleveland Browns
Jarvis Landry was a big part of the Browns’ success the last few years as a leader both on and off the field. The money no longer made sense for the drop in production and limitations of his skill set so the Browns released him. Rumors are however that both the Browns and Landry are interested in a reunion after the Deshaun Watson trade.
The Browns’ offense the past couple of seasons has been limited because of the inability to stretch the field vertically. If the Browns want to compete in the AFC they must stretch the field and challenge teams deep, Jarvis Landry does not help the Browns do this. Landry’s production in the red zone dropped scoring just 5 touchdowns in the past two seasons.
Landry’s average depth of target was 7.9 yards per target, he doesn’t have next-level speed and is turning 30 during the season. He is on the downside of his career as injuries are starting to affect his game over the past two years. Landry is still a productive receiver and can play but the fit in a potential Browns return doesn’t make a ton of sense.