Jarvis Landry set to agree to five-year, $75.5 million extension

Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry got a big five-year deal from his new team

Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry got a big five-year deal from his new team

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Landry is set to receive a five-year deal with Cleveland.

Throughout the entire early months of the Dolphins off-season, Jarvis Landry maintained his personal worth estimate and that figure was between $14 million and $15 million per season. The official contract numbers are five years, $75.5 million, with $47 million guaranteed.

After the Miami Dolphins placed a franchise tag on Landry in February, the three-time Pro Bowler was traded to the Browns from the Miami Dolphins for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick and 2019 seventh-round draft pick on March 9. And, though the Browns now have the most cap space in the league (around $70 million), their abundance of high draft picks this year will take a chunk out of that figure. Even though Gordon has been out the league for some time now, his mere presence commands more attention from opposition coaches and players than a glorified slot receiver earning WR1 money. The 25-year-old wideout from LSU has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards twice in his four-year career, falling short in 2014 and 2016.

Many were instantly critical of Landry's deal, believing it is too much money for a receiver who catches a lot of passes but doesn't gain many yards.

The league expected several huge payouts from the Browns this off-season, given their league-leading $114 million in cap space.

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