The Miami Dolphins chose to use the franchise tag on Jarvis Landry well before the deadline to tag players passed on Tuesday, so they must have been certain that was the route they wanted to go. When you look at the situation as a whole, it’s fair to wonder if they could end up regretting it. Numerous reports indicated last week that Landry planned to sign the franchise tender, but he had not done so as of Wednesday. According to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, that could have to do with the fact that Landry is upset over how the Dolphins have handled him and is trying to force them to rescind the franchise tag. The Dolphins have given Landry and his agent permission to seek a trade, but there cannot be a trade until the star receiver signs the franchise tender. As Beasley notes, the team may not want to tie up the $16 million the franchise tag would pay Landry in 2018, as that would limit what they were able to do in the first few days of free agency.
Jarvis Landry upset with Dolphins over how they are handling him
Larry Brown Sports | Mar 7