DAVIE – Nobody has been more productive in NFL history through his first three seasons than the Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry, who is tied with the Giants’ Odell Beckham for the most receptions with 288.
All of which means Miami is not about to let their No. 1 receiver, whose contract expires after the 2017 season, get away.
Landry made about $736,000 this season, is due $894,000 in 2017, and the Dolphins are expected to offer Landry an extension this offseason.
Landry, though, was not in the mood to talk about his contract today, less than 24 hours after the Dolphins were eliminated from the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-12, in the wild card round.
“I’m not even thinking about contracts right now,” Landry said.
Landry, 24, had a game high 11 catches for a team-high 102 yards Sunday. He had 94 catches during the regular season, fourth-most in team history, for 1,136 yards, which was eighth most by a Dolphins receiver in a season.
Though disappointed the way the season ended, Landry believes the Dolphins have set a new standard by making the playoffs.
“We see it that way and we’re going to approach the offseason that way and guys are going to get better,” he said. “Try to start this run over again.”
And what gives him the confidence this is a start and not a one-year blip?
“Just the people that we have top to bottom in this organization,” he said. “The guys that they’ve brought in and the things that we’re trying to do here makes me as confident as anybody in this organization in this team. That’s the best way moving forward.”