He has proven that he belongs in the pros with three 1,000-yard seasons.
Sadly, injuries limited him to 12 games and 570 yards in 2021.
However, he’s easily one of the league’s best receivers when he’s healthy.
But the Cleveland Browns released him before free agency started to clear $14.8 million in cap space.
Likewise, the team also brought in Amari Cooper via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys.
If Landry stayed with the Browns, he would be playing on the final season of his five-year, $75 million contract.
Now that the former Lousiana State University standout is free to sign with any team, a certain NFC squad invited him for a visit, as Nick Underhill shared.
Jarvis Landry flies in tonight and will visit the Saints tomorrow
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) April 19, 2022
Underhill tweeted, “Jarvis Landry flies in tonight and will visit the Saints tomorrow.”
Bringing Landry in strongly indicates New Orleans’ interest to acquire the five-time Pro Bowler.
After all, why would they care to invite a free agent if they do not intend to sign him?
Pairing Landry with Michael Thomas would be a dangerous receiving duo for all opponents.
Does Acquiring Landry Change New Orleans’ Draft Strategy?
The Saints have addressed their quarterback situation by bringing back Jameis Winston.
Likewise, they also plugged the hole at safety by getting Marcus Maye and having him potentially start with C.J. Gardner-Johnson.
That said, New Orleans has urgent needs at tight end, offensive line, and wide receiver.
The Saints must fill the void that Terron Armstead left to protect Winston.
Having another talented receiver would open up more possibilities for their offensive schemes.
But with Landry potentially signing with them, will the Saints go for an offensive lineman in the first round instead?
Having the luxury of owning the 16th and 19th picks in the first round helps them address both areas of concern.