Here’s what the Miami Dolphins’ offense will be missing without Jarvis Landry

Jarvis Landry celebrates his touchdown against the Bucs in November 2017. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Now that the Dolphins are trading away receiver Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns, this is what their offense will be missing in 2018:

Where did all the MVPs go? It’s possible that by the start of the 2018 season, safety Reshad Jones and QB Ryan Tannehill will be the only former team MVPs left on the Dolphins’ roster. The most recent MVPs include QB Matt Moore, DE Cameron Wake, CB Brent Grimes, Landry, RB Jay Ajayi and DT Ndamukong Suh. Landry shared the award with Jones in 2015. The recent trade for DE Robert Quinn calls into question whether the Dolphins will bring back Wake and/or Suh.

Leading the NFL: In 2017, Landry became the second Dolphin to lead the NFL in receptions, joining O.J. McDuffie, who had 90 catches in 1998.

Moving the chains: Landry tied for fourth with 28 third-down receptions in ’17. He also tied for fourth with nine receiving TDs.

Taking no days off: In 2017, Landry became one of only four players in NFL history to record at least five receptions in all 16 games of a season. Landry joined Jimmy Smith (’01, Jaguars), Pierre Garcon (’13, Redskins) and Antonio Brown (’13 and ’14, Steelers).

Getting hot as weather got cold: Landry’s contributions increased in crunch time. He had 35 receptions in December 2014 and 34 catches in November 2015. The only Dolphin to record more receptions in a month was O.J. McDuffie, who caught 36 passes in November 1998.

Postseason record: Landry played in only one playoff game as a Dolphin, but he caught 11 passes for 102 yards in that January 2017 game in Pittsburgh. That tied McDuffie’s 11 catches for 154 at Buffalo in December 1995 for most receptions by a Dolphin in a playoff game.

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Most receptions in first four seasons

Player, team (Rookie yr.)        1st     2nd    3rd    4th     Total

1. Jarvis Landry, Miami (’14)   84      110     94    112    400

2. Anquan Boldin, Ariz. (’03)      101      56    102   83     342

3. Larry Fitzgerald, Ariz. (’04)     58      103    69    100   330

4. A.J. Green, Cincy (’11)           65       97     98     69     329

5. Brandon Marshall, Den. (’06) 20      102    104   101   327


Most single-season receptions by a Dolphin

Receiver                       Yr        Rec.

1. Jarvis Landry           ’17       112

2. Jarvis Landry           ’15       110

3. Jarvis Landry           ’16       94

4. O.J. McDuffie             ’98       90

5. Mark Clayton             ’88       86

5. Brandon Marshall      ’10       86

7. Jarvis Landry           ’14       84


Mark Clayton and Mark Duper. (Post file photo)

Most receptions in Dolphins history

Receiver                       Yrs        Rec.

1. Mark Clayton             ’83-92    550

2. Mark Duper                ’82-92    511

3. Nat Moore                  ’74-86    510

4. O.J. McDuffie             ’93-01    415

5. Chris Chambers         ’01-07    405

6. Jarvis Landry           ’14-17    400


Most receiving yards in Dolphins history

Receiver                       Yrs             Yds

1. Mark Clayton             ’83-92         8,643

2. Mark Duper                ’82-92         8,869

3. Nat Moore                  ’84-86         7,546

4. Chris Chambers         ’01-07         5,688

4. O.J. McDuffie             ’93-01         5,074

6. Duriel Harris               ’76-83, ’85  4,534

6. Brian Hartline             ’09-14         4,243

8. Jarvis Landry           ’14-17         4,038


Jarvis Landry’s regular-season statistics

Yr.        Rec.        Yds       Avg.    LG       TD

’14        84            758       9.0       25        5

’15        110          1,157   10.5      50TD   4

’16        94            1,136   12.1      71        4

’17        112           987      8.8       49        9

Tot        400          4,038   10.1     71        22


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