Jarvis Landry won’t allow his contract situation to become a distraction.
Now heading into the fourth and final year of his original rookie deal, the Miami Dolphins receiver is a logical candidate to receive an extension before the upcoming season.
While he’s open to passing up an opportunity to hit free agency, and it’s fair to assume that the interest in a new contract is mutual, the Dolphins have a specific timetable to work around.
Landry’s agent, Damarius Bilbo, told Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald that his client will not negotiate during the season.
“We want to respect the Dolphins,” Bilbo said. “When the season kicks off, we want to continue to respect that. We don’t want every game to be about a new contract. This is not a tactic; that is not an approach. This is who Jarvis is and what he wants out of the upcoming season.”
Bilbo also added that Landry has no intention of holding out. He wants to play his entire career in Miami, but he wouldn’t hold any anger toward the organization if he’s forced to play out the final year of his deal at the bargain price.
“Why get mad over something that he signed as a four-year deal? It is what it is,” Bilbo said. “There will be no ill will. He has never considered a holdout. He would never consider not getting better at football.”
Whether it’s through an extension with the Dolphins, or cashing in elsewhere next offseason, Landry is well-positioned for a sizable payday sooner rather than later.
The former second-round pick has been the club’s top offensive playmaker for the better part of his first three seasons, racking up 288 receptions for 3,051 yards and 13 touchdowns across 48 games.
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