Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is heading to his third straight Pro Bowl without having his future settled. Landry, who is set to become a free agent in March, is yet to strike a new deal with the Dolphins. That, however, could soon change, since he told ESPN that there is some progress in the negotiations.
“We’re making progress,” – said Landry. “We’re working. Hopefully it’ll work into something, but honestly, I’m here to enjoy the Pro Bowl and let the rest take care of itself.“
This comes a week after the 25-year-old stated that he felt disrespected by the team in the process of making him an offer.
“From the offer process until this point was disrespectful,“- he said. “I tried to handle it the right way and figured if a team values you and wants you to be a part of the team, why haven’t they answered in the past month?“
Jarvis Landry was the league’s leading receiver in 2017 season with 112 receptions for 987 yards and 9 touchdowns. If the Dolphins fail to strike a deal with the player, they could place a franchise tag on him, which would be worth around $16 million. Asked would he be prepared to play under the tag, Landry stated he only wants to play football.
“I just want to play football. I love the game,” – said Landry. “I love everything about it. I love being in that locker room, my teammates, being with the guys and going out there and competing for every Sunday or Monday or Thursday or whatever it is to win a game. For me, that’s what it’s about. That’s the most important thing to me, the most important factor to me.“
Miami Dolphins selected Landry in the 2014 NFL Draft with a 63rd overall pick. During the three years in the league, he managed 400 receptions which are third among all players in NFL during that period.