The Cleveland Browns are reportedly close to signing receiver Jarvis Landry to a five-year, $75 million contract extension that’s worth roughly $15 million per season.
I'm told that the #Browns and WR Jarvis Landry are close to finalizing a long-term deal that averages over $15/yr, per sources.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 12, 2018
Rotoworld’s Evan Silva laid out the current top receivers by annual salary:
NFL's highest-paid WRs in annual average:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 12, 2018
1 Antonio Brown 17M
2 Mike Evans 16.5M
3 DeAndre Hopkins 16.2M
4 Sammy Watkins 16M
5 AJ Green & Jarvis Landry 15M
7 Davante Adams 14.5M
8 Julio Jones 14.25M
Landry has 400 receptions since entering the NFL in 2014, and only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones have more during that span. He finished with 112 in 2017 and all Browns receivers finished with just 134 as a unit. Interestingly, the Browns have never had a receiver eclipse 100 catches in a single season, per ESPN Stats and Information.
While he is perceived as a “slot receiver,” he’s arguably the best in the league at playing that role. Landry’s athleticism and ability to separate himself underneath defenses will immensely help Tyrod Taylor move the chains. His usage and role does not mean he’s limited from breaking big plays, either. Rest assured, Landry has the moves and athleticism to spring big plays.