The good news for the Miami Dolphins is that one of their star receivers is not looking to cause any controversy before training camp, despite desiring a new contract. Jarvis Landry addressed the media on Wednesday to say that he does indeed want to be paid like the other top receivers in the league, however he isn’t going to disrupt OTAs to get his point across. Here’s what Landry had to say:
“I don’t really have a breaking point. Honestly, I’m at the point in my life where I’m set, I’m comfortable with the position I’m in right now. Again, I’m here to help my team get to the Super Bowl, and it starts with me being here. I can’t be one of those guys that sit out or not show up or just bring bad whatever to the organization. It’s just something for me that I know that I needed to be here.”
Perhaps this tactic is something that Landry and his agent feels is the best move with the Dolphins front office. Publicly declaring he wont hold out takes a lot of pressure off the franchise, but also will prevent any scrutiny that almost always attaches itself with a hold out.
Taking the Landry contract off the table is important for a team trying improve from a year ago and advance further in the playoffs. There will certainly will a concern regarding Ryan Tannehill’s knee which sidelined him last year. They also are going to try to get Julius Thomas more situated in the offense. He struggled in his time in Jacksonville but seems determined to get back to when he was putting up big numbers in Denver.
The time frame for Landry to get that new contract is still undetermined, but from the looks of it, it doesn’t seem to be a major concern for any parties involved. It’s always helpful when a team is heading into OTAs and later training camp with minimal distractions. It may not make the media happy, but the Dolphins aren’t too concered about that.