The Miami Dolphins have one of the better pass catchers in all of football in veteran wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
However, the two sides have yet to come to an agreement on a longterm contract extension. Not only that, but it appears as though nothing is “imminent” in Miami either.
“With two weeks before training camp, there’s nothing percolating on the Jarvis Landry contract front at the moment,” writes Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “Miami still hasn’t made an offer to extend his deal beyond this season, although it’s certainly possible that could change in the coming weeks.”
On the other hand, it seems that the veteran wide receiver has given the Dolphins some kind of ultimatum or deadline as he has repeatedly stated that he will not be negotiating with the franchise during the upcoming 2016-17 regular season.
“Landry has said he won’t negotiate once the regular season starts,” Jackson added. “If the Dolphins and Landry don’t strike a deal, Landry is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, though the Dolphins can keep him from going anywhere by placing the franchise tag on him next February or March. That would pay Landry upwards toward $15 million.”
The 24-year-old wide out has spent his entire three-year NFL career in Miami as it stands today. He was originally selected by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU. Appearing in all 16 regular-season games in each of those three seasons, Landry has already compiled 288 career receptions for 3,051 yards and 13 touchdowns atop the highest level.