Jarvis Landry doesn't want to join the NY Jets, despite their interest

NY Jets, Jarvis Landry
NY Jets, Jarvis Landry / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets may have missed out on trading for Amari Cooper (or rather decided against it), but it appears as though they may be eyeing another veteran wide receiver, that being Jarvis Landry.

NFL insider Jordan Schultz reported on Saturday that the Jets were one of a few teams interested in signing Landry, operating under the assumption that he would be released by the Cleveland Browns.

However, that doesn't mean the interest is mutual.

According to D.J. Bien-Aime of the NY Daily News, Landry's camp isn't interested in the Jets — at all. This notion was supported by uSTADIUM who simply stated the "Jets/Jarvis Landry thing won't happen."

Despite the Jets' reported interest, it doesn't seem like Landry will be making his way to New York. He just simply isn't interested.

Don't expect the NY Jets to sign (or trade for) Jarvis Landry

Landry is entering the final year of a five-year, $75.5 million contract he signed with the Browns prior to the 2018 season. But given his declining production and high cap hit, the Browns were always expected to move on this offseason.

That's especially true following the addition of Cooper with Landry reportedly being given permission to seek a trade. It seems unlikely that any team is willing to trade for his contract, however.

Landry is due to make over $16 million in 2022, although releasing him carries a dead cap charge of just $1.5 million. It's safe to assume the Browns will take that option if necessary.

Landry is coming off an injury-riddled season that saw him miss five games and finish with the worst stat line of his career. The 29-year-old hauled in 52 catches for 570 yards and two touchdowns — all three were career-lows.

The Jets are looking to upgrade their wide receiver room in the offseason, but they could probably do better than adding an aging Landry coming off a bad year. He just doesn't appear to be the same caliber of player he once was.

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