The Miami Dolphins already traded away a major player on their offense, sending running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday morning. It appears that is not the only trade the Dolphins are considering, however, as multiple media reports have indicated Jarvis Landry could be on the block.
The Dolphins are looking to spark an offense that ranks dead last in the league, and head coach Adam Gase has laid at the feet of several of the players that they are not executing as the coach wants. He told the media on Friday, “I’m pissed. I’m tired of this. I’m tired of the offense being awful.”
He went on to add, “Offensively, it’s a joke. We’ve got too many guys that don’t want to take it home with them. Until our best players actually put forth some effort, it’ll be shit.”
Landry’s deal could be made for the same reasons that Ajayi was ultimately made - he is not doing what the coaches want. Landry is fiery. He is a fan favorite. But, he is not always on the same page as the rest of the offense. Gase has made his stance that things are going to change and this team is going to start executing as designed - and if Landry cannot do that, he may have to move on.
All of that said, the Dolphins have reportedly told Landry he will not be traded today:
Now being told Dolphins will not be trading Jarvis Landry today. Still fluid situation however.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) October 31, 2017
Jarvis Landry has been lead to believe he is not being traded today according to league source— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 31, 2017
Anything can change as today’s 4pm ET trade deadline approaches, especially if some team comes in with an over-the-top offer for Landry, but it appears the wide receiver is safe, for now. Landry is scheduled to be a free agent after this season and while, it would appear both the team and the player would like to get a new contract signed before the start of free agency, it also appears the Dolphins may be open to moving on from their 2014 second-round draft pick.
More will probably come throughout the day. Stay tuned for what could be a wild roller-coaster ride.