It didn't take long (less than a full day) for the Miami Dolphins to lock up wide receiver Jarvis Landry with the franchise tag, as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. This all but destroyed the Oakland Raiders chances of landing the coveted wide receiver in free agency. But, then everything shifted once again just hours later when ESPN's Jeff Darlington pointed out that a tag and trade situation was still possible for the Dolphins and Landry. Obviously, a $16 million price tag is steep, but it's not anything close to what a long-term deal with Landry would likely look like on a yearly basis. So, this may be why the Dolphins are looking at trading Landry. Simply put, Miami just doesn't want to lose its top wideout and not get anything back in return. So, how about a possible blockbuster deal for Jon Gruden in his first year back in the NFL? On the surface, a potential trade of Landry for Michael Crabtree straight up isn't likely to be overly appealing to the Dolphins. Crabtree is 30 years old, while Landry is 25, but Crabtree has shown the potential to produce at a high level, scoring 25 touchdowns over the past three seasons and topping 900 yards in two of those three years. He also has a pretty solid contract which includes cap hits of just over $7.68 million in 2018 and $8.25 million in 2019, but he can be released at any time without a dead cap hit, according to Spotrac.
NFL Rumors: Could Raiders make a Crabtree for Jarvis Landry trade work?
247 Sports | Feb 21