Jarvis Landry says he’s willing to sit out the 2018 season instead of playing on the franchise tag. The Miami Dolphins receiver expressed that sentiment during a 10-minute teaser of a documentary he’s featured in called “Juice,” which is Landry’s nickname. “The team decides to exercise the franchise tag. I’m considering not playing on it,” said Landry, whom the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on last month, committing a little over $16 million in guaranteed salary to the three-time Pro Bowl selection. “The franchise tag is not a good deal for me.” The Dolphins and Landry, a former LSU standout Miami selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft, have been unable to work out a multi-year deal. According to a league source, the Dolphins have offered Landry a contract that would pay him an average salary of $13 million a season. Landry, who has set an NFL record for receptions in a receivers first four years, wants a contract that’s in the neighborhood of the four-year, $58 million deal Green Bay gave Davante Adams last December, which paid Adams an $18 million signing bonus and will pay him $32 million in the deal’s first two seasons. Adams' average annual salary of $14.5 million will make him the fourth-highest paid wide receiver, behind Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown ($17.0 million), Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins ($16.2 million), and A.J. Green ($15.0 million). The franchise tag price is based on the average of the 10 highest-paid players at each position. If Landry plays on the tag, he’ll earn the highest base salary of any receiver in the league for one season.
Dolphins' Jarvis Landry won't commit to playing on the franchise tag
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Mar 3