Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry having career year at perfect time

Jarvis Landry has set himself up to make big money. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)


KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Amid a season of quarterback debacles and the Dolphins’ offense playing like “garbage,” to use Adam Gase’s word, receiver Jarvis Landry is putting together the best year of his career.

Good for him, too. It comes at the perfect time.

Landry never seemed to worry much about Miami not working out a contract extension for him in the recent offseason. He went into the season totally at peace with his situation, playing for a mere $1.1 million in total compensation, and he’s in position for a huge payday in free agency now.

With five catches for 51 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, Landry topped 100 catches for the second time in his four-year career. His seasons of 84, 110, 94 and 103 receptions all rank in the top seven in franchise history.

Going into the season finale at Buffalo, he stands at 103 catches, 895 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s first on the team in all three categories. (Kenny Stills, by the way, is second in each department at 55, 813 and six). He leads the NFL in receptions, slightly ahead of Antonio Brown and Larry Fitzgerald at 101.

The all-time record, 143 by Marvin Harrison in 2002, is way out of reach. If Landry gets to 116 with 13 catches, for instance, that would give him the 16th-best season in league history.

The touchdown mark is Landry’s career high, and he needs eight catches to set another one and break his team record of 110 in 2015. He won’t get near his best seasons yardage-wise, but he can still crack 1,000 for the third year in a row.

That puts him in a lucrative spot heading into unrestricted free agency. He could establish a market not too far off of the $68 million, four-year deal Brown got last year. Miami is expected to re-sign Landry or franchise tag him if it comes to that, and he has said multiple times he wants to remain with the Dolphins.

There’s nothing to nitpick about what he’s done this year, not even that 8.7 yards per catch average everyone seems fixated on despite there being little he can do about that. Landry still finds a way to get open no matter when things break down, which has been often this year, and presents the threat to turn any quick pass into a big gain. He’s caught 68.1 percent of the balls thrown his way.

He’s been targeted on 26 percent of Jay Cutler and Matt Moore’s passes, making him the most-used player in Miami’s offense. Neither Cutler nor Moore has been good this year, either, making Landry’s output even more impressive. Cutler has the eighth-worst passer rating (80.9) among qualifying quarterbacks this year, and Moore is a few points behind him at 75.6.

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