Jarvis Landry has 400 career catches in only four seasons with the Dolphins. As Miami's premier slot wide receiver is set to hit NFL free agency, several other teams could use his services. Landry, only 25, has a specific set of skills that add up to his unique production. He led the league with 112 receptions last season while averaging a career-low 8.8 yards per catch and scoring a career-high 9 touchdowns, adjusting well to a full year playing without injured quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Landry isn't the traditional gamebreaker, but his hands and quickness make him a key horizontal field-stretcher who can help make any QB more efficient. Given what Landry does and what teams need (and can afford), here are five non-Dolphin clubs that should target Landry as a free agent to help in 2018 and beyond. Oakland Raiders The one knock on Landry, not including his limitations in not being a true No. 1 wideout, is a personality that's sometimes hard to manage — which led to some midseason trade rumors in Miami. The Raiders and mavericks are still one in the same. With Michael Crabtree on the outs, new coach Jon Gruden should look at Landry as a reliable possession type for Derek Carr. The QB and Landry would be a perfect fit in the short passing game. With Seth Roberts, Oakland has had a blip in the slot. With Landry, it can blast off at the position. Chicago Bears The brightest spot in the Bears' injury-riddled receiving corps last season was slot man Kendall Wright. But Wright is an older and lesser free agent than Landry in 2018. Mitchell Trubisky needs a secure go-to guy in his first season under Matt Nagy and Mark Helfrich. A deep threat is also needed, so the Rams' Sammy Watkins and the Seahawks' Paul Richardson also are bound to be on Chicago's free-agency radar. Landry is a more sound investment than both to pay immediate dividends in the intermediate passing game with a second-year QB.
Jarvis Landry's 5 best non-Dolphins fits in NFL free agency
Sporting News | Feb 14