INDIANAPOLIS — According to NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport, the Miami Dolphins have given Jarvis Landry’s representatives permission to seek a trade.
Sources: The #Dolphins have given franchise tagged WR Jarvis Landry and his representative permission to seek and facilitate a trade. It will take cooperation from all parties.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 2, 2018
Landry has been the focal point of Miami’s offense, leading the team in each of his four seasons.
Landry’s 400 career receptions top all receivers in NFL history over a four-year span and his departure would leave the team with Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant as its top-three receivers.
Coach Adam Gase has praised Landry for his toughness and ability to consistently get open — even when the play isn’t designed for him. It only makes sense for him to advocate for Landry playing in aqua and orange in 2018.
“Yes, [I’d like him to be part of the team] if it works out the way that we’ve kind of looked at things,” Gase said. Really, that’s why we franchised him. We’ll just kind of see how it goes.”
February 20 was the first day players could be given the franchise tag and the Dolphins made certain to franchise their most productive player as soon as they possibly could. The franchise tag will count for roughly $16 million against the cap in 2018 and Miami must decide whether or not it will be worth it to keep him around or let him go to a team willing to pay upwards of $13.5 million for his services.
If Landry’s team is able to find a trading partner for the Dolphins he must agree in principle to a multi-year contract with his new team, and his new team must also have the resources necessary to make a trade for him.