The Juice is headed to Florida to join the AFC for the Pro Bowl.
Jarvis Landry was named to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster in place of injured receiver DeAndre Hopkins, the Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday.
“It’s always an honor to be named to the Pro Bowl,” Landry said, according to the team’s release. “This is my fourth time going, but my first being able to wear the orange helmet and represent the Cleveland Browns. So this is very special for me.”
Landry is the fourth Browns player named to the squad this season. He’ll join Joel Bitonio, Myles Garrett, and rookie Denzel Ward in Orlando. The four selections are the most by the Browns since 2014 when defensive backs Tashaun Gipson, Joe Haden, Donte Whitner, and tackle Joe Thomas made the trip to Hawaii. In 2018, the Browns sent only linebacker Joe Schobert.
Landry certainly made a good first impression on Browns fans in his debut following John Dorsey trading for then extending him before the 2018 season. It took a fourth- and seventh- round pick, and roughly $15.1 million per season to make it happen, but it looks like Dorsey has found an ideal building block for his team’s offense.
After shining on HBO’s Hard Knocks, Landry backed it up on the field with a plethora of signature catches and big plays—not just in the receiving game, he threw for 63 yards and also ran three times for 60 yards and one score. And he looked good doing it, so you can bet Freddie Kitchens is concocting some blueprints to utilize his arm more next season.
It wouldn’t be all that surprising to see his number called for some trick plays down in Orlando, either. While typically not exciting, or even watchable, maybe Browns fans will tune in this year.
There’s no other football that weekend, so you know where we’ll be.