Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cleveland Browns sign Jarvis Landry to 5-year extension

The Miami Dolphins used their franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry before trading him to the Cleveland Browns for a pair of Day 3 draft picks.

The Browns have now signed Landry to a five-year extension worth $75.5 million, of which $47 million is guaranteed, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Landry posted a league-leading 112 catches last season for 987 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns.

Since entering the league four seasons ago, Landry has 400 receptions for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also has 26 carries for 119 yards and a score. Over that four-year span, only Antonio Brown (472) and Julio Jones (411) have more receptions than Landry, who also ranks 12th in receiving yards over that stretch.

While Landry's deal is more than I'd expect, he provides a reliable weapon for whomever John Dorsey drafts first overall (our 2018 NFL Mock Draft).

Depending on what the Browns get from Josh Gordon, who has played 10 games over the past four seasons, and Corey Coleman, who has missed 13 games in his first two seasons, the Browns could have one of the better wide receiver trios for years to come.