MIAMI GARDENS–Quarterbacks change, but Jarvis Landry doesn’t. He remains the Dolphins‘ best offensive player and he’s been proving it all season.
Landry came up with his biggest game of the year in Miami’s 31-28 win over the Jets on Sunday and had the big catch that set up Matt Moore’s game-tying touchdown pass to Kenny Stills in the fourth quarter. Landry led the team with seven catches for 93 yards and a touchdown, and Moore was grateful to have him as he made his season debut.
“I mean, he’s what you want,” Moore said. “The go-ball, you give him a 50/50 ball, he comes down with it and makes a big play. He had a big third down late in the game. He’s just somebody you want on your team, no doubt. He’s pretty gifted. Just a good guy to have.”
Landry has been Miami’s most targeted receiver whether Moore, Jay Cutler or Ryan Tannehill have been at quarterback the past two seasons. Prior to the Jets game, Cutler had thrown to him on 35 percent of his attempts.
With DeVante Parker missing his second straight game because of an ankle injury, Landry and Kenny Stills made up for his absence. Stills had 85 yards and two touchdowns on six catches. Between the two of them, they had 13 receptions on 20 targets.
Landry leads the team in catches by a wide margin at 45, followed by Stills’ 20 and Parker’s 19. Landry is also first in yardage with 365, though Parker was ahead at the time of his injury.
“Jarvis made some really big plays in critical times,” coach Adam Gase said. “There were a couple of times where he bought enough time and threw it to the spot he knew the guy was going to be at.
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