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Making the case for Jarvis Landry on the Jets in 2018

By Luis Tirado Jr.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a touchdown in the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a touchdown in the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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As the New York Jets prepare for the long offseason ahead, they could undoubtedly use another top receiving option on offense in 2018. Here’s the case for potential free agent Jarvis Landry.

At this point in time, wide receiver Jarvis Landry is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Of course, talks are still happening, albeit, slowly, between Landry and the Miami Dolphins but should he hit free agency, would easily be one of the top players at his position that will have a plethora of teams running to acquire his services. For the New York Jets, Landry would be a huge acquisition that would immediately bolster their offense.

But it all depends if he’s even headed to free agency but for now, Jets fans can only dream what it would be like to have him on offense. Besides adding a nice twist to the already legendary rivalry between the Jets and Dolphins, he would be a No. 1 threat at wide receiver that they haven’t had in quite some time.

No disrespect to any of last year’s wide receivers, but let’s be real for a moment. Imagine what the Jets receiving corps would look like with Landry, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson (if he returns in 2018), and Jermaine Kearse? It would easily be a strength of the team and help make things easier for whoever is at quarterback.

Hopefully, if Landry does hit free agency, general manager Mike Maccagnan joins the frenzy to make a serious push to bring him into the mix. Landry will command big money but the Jets will have a plethora of salary cap at their disposal this offseason.

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Depending on some possible player cuts to add even more salary cap money, the Jets could potentially have over $100 million to play with. At the end of the day, if the Jets want to continue rebuilding the right way, they’ll need to bolster their offense and well, have a bit more firepower to keep those chains moving and score more touchdowns.

Besides their big question mark at quarterback and horrendous offensive line, it makes sense for the Jets to add a premier receiving option or heck, even a top tight end to their offense. The Jets had a lot of issues on offense from a lack of converting third downs (just 81/228 converted) and ending long drives with a touchdown rather than the usual field goal.

Landry would address those two keys areas and then some. He would come in and take care of business while ultimately making the Jets just that much closer to being contenders again. It won’t be easy but if the Jets landed Landry if he truly does hits free agency, that would create quite the buzz around a team that hasn’t had major success in what seems like forever now.

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