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Could Jarvis Landry become the NFL’s highest paid wide receiver?

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More money, more problems

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Since joining the NFL in 2014, Landry has put up record-breaking numbers. He’s currently tied for first in NFL history with fellow LSU teammate Odell Beckham Jr. for most catches in a three-year span. With 288 receptions, 3,051 yards and 13 touchdowns, Jarvis Landry has become a big part of Miami’s offense, and expects to be for years to come. We all love Jarvis Landry, and would ultimately like to see him retire in a Dolphins’ uniform. With a new contract inevitable, debate has begun on what Landry’s value is, in comparison to some of the league’s highest paid receivers. I never believed Landry would top Antonio Brown, Julio Jones or some of the other guys atop the league’s wealthiest receivers. That was until this past Friday, when I saw a segment on NFL Network, that appears to feel very different about the situation.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the belief around the league is that Jarvis Landry, Mike Evans, and Odell Beckham Jr will receive new contracts in the foreseeable future. The interesting thing here is that Rapoport believes one contract will surpass the other, making each guy one of the league’s highest paid wide receivers. Now let’s not forget, this is merely one man’s opinion. However, that one man is well connected in league circles and if he’s going on air to say it, there’s probably a bit of truth to the matter.

The question now becomes, would the Miami Dolphins be willing to pay Jarvis Landry this kind of money? There’s no doubt he’s the life of the team’s offense and plays with a grit that many players do not. However, a significant contract like this could handicap the team in the coming years. Time will tell, but both the Dolphins and Landry hope to get a deal done prior to the 2017 season.

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Would you be okay with the Dolphins paying Jarvis Landry $15M-$18M per year?

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  • 43%
    Yes
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