Landry led the National Football League in catches in 2017, putting him up to an National Football League record 400 receptions in his first four seasons.
One of the reasons is the Dolphins wanted to send a message before the NFL Combine next week to other teams that they have Landry under control.
In other words, Landry nearly certainly will stay in South Florida instead of headlining this year's class of free-agent receivers. With AP Photos.Receiver Jarvis Landry has been given a non-exclusive franchise tag by the Miami Dolphins after leading the National Football League with 112 catches in 2017. The move by the Dolphins came on the first day that teams could assign franchise tags. But, regardless the Dolphins had to do something with him or else he'd walk in free agency.
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Landry will inevitably intrigue general managers, as he's a productive possession receiver in the prime of his career. In his four seasons, Landry has 4,038 receiving yards and 22 touchdown catches for Miami.
Last March, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was optimistic about a potential contract extension for Landry, per Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel.
Ryan Tannehill may still be the Dolphins' preferred quarterback, but odds are that Miami will either receive a first-round draft pick for Landry or draft a quarterback. There isn't any team that will trade for Landry if he wants to play under the franchise tag this season, which is expected to pay him around $16.2 million next year.
The question is: Will Jarvis Landry still be a member of the Miami Dolphins after the 2018 NFL Draft?