The Dolphins’ decision to part with Jarvis Landry is resulting in a savings of $1.1 million per year for the next several seasons.
Landry and the Cleveland Browns are completing a five-year, $75.5 million extension, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning.
Landry will receive $47 million in guaranteed money, which is far more than what the Dolphins are guaranteeing for his replacements, Danny Amendola ($5.95 million guaranteed) and Albert Wilson ($14.45 million).
But viewed on a per-year basis for the next few years, the money is much closer.
Landry’s contract averages out to $15.1 million per year, should he remain with the Browns for the duration of his contract.
Amendola’s contract averages out to $6 million per year (two years, $12 million), and Wilson’s is $8 million (three years, $24 million), for a combined $14 million per.
Keep in mind, however, that much revolves around how much the Browns are back-loading Landry’s contract with the idea that they could always cut him before paying some of that monster money.
Given all that, which team do you think is taking the better route: the Browns and Landry at $15.1M or the Dolphins with Amendola and Wilson for $14M?