Cleveland, Ohio– According to reports, the Cleveland Browns and recently acquired wide receiver Jarvis Landry are finalizing a new contract. The contract would extend his tenure in Cleveland to five years and is worth $75 million with $47 million guaranteed. The contract would make him the fifth highest paid wide receiver per season in the NFL behind only Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans, Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins and the newest member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Sammy Watkins.
Landry, 25, was taken in the second round with the 63rd overall pick in the 2014 draft out of LSU. He would lead the league in receptions in 2017 and make the Pro Bowl in three of his first four seasons in the league. Landry holds the NFL record for most receptions in the first four years of a career with 400, and the next closest being Anquan Boldin who had 342. He also has had the third most receptions since he entered the league, with Brown and Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones having more.
The Browns acquired Landry from Miami on March 9th for Carolina Panthers’ 2018 fourth round pick and a 2019 seventh round pick as part of a flurry of deals. Since being acquired, he’s embraced the city of Cleveland and his new teammates.