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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Cleveland Browns pulled off a blockbuster trade for Miami Dolphins Receiver Jarvis Landry today. Landry and his $16 million dollar contract will head to Northern Ohio for the veteran wide out’s 5th pro season. This is a huge acquisition for Hue Jackson because now he has weapons on the outside that can pose a serious threat to opposing defenses. Together the trio of Jarvis Landry, Corey Coleman, and Josh Gordon are one of the better groups in the entire league. That makes this franchise a much better option for some of the free agents QBs on the market and what if the Browns signed Kirk Cousins? That would make this offense very dynamic and then Saquon Barkley could be selected with the number 1 pick in the draft. Suddenly Cleveland’s a team that’s on the cusp of making the playoffs and that’s a serious step in the right direction considering the Browns have 1 win in the last two seasons. Even if Cousins doesn’t come it feels like Barkley is going to be there next fall and that means this offense is going to extremely potent. What if this team went Barkley at 1 and then selected Baker Mayfield with the 4th overall selection? Mayfield could put together some plays with Landry, Coleman, Gordon, and Barkley as the cast around him. All of these scenarios are possible because of the addition of Jarvis Landry and this is the perfect piece to the puzzle. Yea the price is high at $16 million per year and two draft picks (both between the 3rd and 7th round). At the same time though the Browns are a much better football team after bringing in last year’s reception leader (Landry, 114 catches). It’s not just Landry’s ability to catch the ball that makes Cleveland tougher. It’s also his competitive spirit which sets the tone for the other guys in that locker and there’s no doubt this was a good move. The dog pound should end up loving it.
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