Jarvis Landry is set to become a free agent following the 2017 season. But the Miami Dolphins don’t want their star receiver anywhere near free agency.
According to a report from Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, “the team wants to sign him to an extension this year and although the exact timing is unclear — before training camp in July is my guess — the intent is undeniable.”
In the same article, Salguero quoted coach Adam Gase, who stated that he wants Landry back.
“I think we’re always going to do the right thing and work to keep our guys within our organization,” Gase said, via Salguero. “There is a big picture that not everybody really looks at sometimes, and we have to do a good job of making sure that we do what we need to do in the right order, the right way. We have a good plan moving forward. We know what we need to do and how we need to structure everything to make sure that we can work all this out”
Landry has been a reception machine since entering the NFL in 2014. In three NFL seasons, Landry has hauled in no fewer than 84 receptions. Over each of the last two years, he’s topped 1,100 yards. In 2016, Landry was an integral part of the Dolphins making the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and only the second time since 2002.
Certainly, it’s not hard to see why Miami would want to keep Landry and not let him test the free agent market in 2018.