LAKE BUENA VISTA—The Dolphins haven’t started negotiating a long-term deal with Jarvis Landry yet, but he believes it’ll be a fairly painless process.
The team has said publicly it wants to take care of him and it intends to wrap up two or three extensions with unspecified players—Landry and Reshad Jones being obvious candidates—before the season starts. Landry’s been happy playing for the Dolphins and is especially encouraged by what they did this season. He’s optimistic that he and the team will be able to work something out.
“Yeah man, I think so,” he said after the AFC Pro Bowl practice on Friday. “But I haven’t really been paying too much attention to it. I’ve kinda just had my head down and tried to enjoy my family and enjoy these festivities.”
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a longtime friend of Landry’s, said he has proven himself as one of the best in the league and deserves a big contract. Landry liked hearing that, obviously.
“It means everything to hear him say that,” he said. “But for me, I decided to take this weekend and approach this offseason without even having that in mind. I’m just trying to better myself so I can better the guys around me and continue the success in Miami.”
Regardless of the timeline or details of how this deal might come together, it’s clear from everything Landry has said about it that he envisions his future with the Dolphins.
This is Landry’s second trip to the Pro Bowl in three years with Miami. He has 288 career catches, 3,051 yards and 13 touchdowns. He played 94 percent of the team’s offensive snaps last season and led all receivers with a 71.8 catch percentage on his team-high 131 targets.
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