The Cleveland Browns released Jarvis Landry earlier this offseason but could still bring him back, unless he decides to take an offer from the New Orleans Saints
Back in 2018, Jarvis Landry was traded to the Cleveland Browns and agreed to a five-year, $75.5 million extension — with $47 million of that being guaranteed.
In four seasons, he had 288 receptions for 3,560 yards with 15 touchdowns. Those numbers aren’t bad at all but the Browns didn’t believe it was enough for him to come back for the 2022 season on his current salary.
While they did release him, the front office has maintained they would be open to a reunion at a more affordable salary. Now as we get into late April, it seems more likely that he could come back and his choice is apparently coming down to the Browns and New Orleans Saints according to Ian Rapoport.
New Orleans would be a bit of a homecoming for Landry who was born in Louisiana and went to LSU. It would surely be exciting for him to be close to home, which could play a part in his decision-making.
That’s not to say he wouldn’t have similar feelings about Cleveland. In his four seasons, Landry embraced the community he played in and has said nothing but positive things about the city of Cleveland.
He’s also likely to lean toward Cleveland (assuming the offers are in the same ballpark) due to the quarterback situation. Not long after Deshaun Watson joined the Browns, it was reported that Landry was interested in playing alongside the new quarterback.
It’s also being reported that the decision from Landry is likely to come right after the draft — which makes sense for the teams since this class is so deep at the position.