Jarvis Landry Says Contract Talks Moving Slow, Wants To Remain With Dolphins
Things seemed to have gotten a little dicey between the Miami Dolphins and their All-Pro wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who is set to his free agency this offseason if the two sides cannot agree to a deal.
Landy’s contract demands and the Dolphins’ valuation are seemingly on two completely different levels, which has led many to speculate that Miami and Landry are ready to part ways.
However, Landry spoke to NFL Network’s Jane Slater at the Pro Bowl practice and said that talks are indeed moving and again expressed his desire to remain a Miami Dolphin.
“They’re moving. They’re moving slowly, but they’re moving,” Landry said. “And again for me, [for] the most part I’ve been out trying to enjoy my time with my family, with these other guys — these talented guys around the league, and just letting the rest take care of itself.”
“I would love to [stay with the Dolphins]” Landry said. “I would love to, but understanding [that] it’s a business — one that I don’t truly understand — but again, I love the game of football and that’s the most important thing to me and if I can do that, that’s all that matters.”
Dolphins EVP Mike Tannenbaum chimed in about the team’s plans with Landry’s negotiations.
“We have more time to go before the deadline,” Tannenbaum said, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “We’ll see where it goes.”
While reports have surfaced saying that Landry is seeking a deal similar to Green Bay Pakcers’ wide receiver Davante Adams’ four-year, $58 million, with $18 million guaranteed contract, Landry said he didn’t have a number in mind.
“I wish I knew numbers,” Landry admitted. “I don’t know numbers and that’s not a conversation that I should have. I leave that to my agent to handle those things, but we’ll see. I think I’m one of the best in the league though so we’ll see.”