His lack of production last season due to injury and his high cap count prompted the Browns to let go of the player that helped turn their fortunes around.
Likewise, Amari Cooper‘s acquisition meant that the writing was on the wall for Landry.
He was about to become a $16.4 million cap hit for the Browns if they retained him for the 2022 season.
Now that he’s free to go elsewhere, Cleveland will be absorbing just $1.5 million in dead cap.
While he will attract much interest in the market, ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter shared the teams that will likely make the hardest push for Landry.
The two teams that have expressed the most interest in former Browns' WR Jarvis Landry are the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2022
Schefter said, “The two teams that have expressed the most interest in former Browns’ WR Jarvis Landry are the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, per source.”
Both teams have playoff potential which will be a major factor in Landry’s decision.
Likewise, those two teams are still a little over the cap, with New Orleans at -$9.8 million while Kansas City at -$6.2 million.
Great Landing Spots For Landry
The Chiefs just missed out on a third consecutive Super Bowl stint.
However, they’ve been in the last four AFC Championship Games, making them the top choice for Landry’s championship hopes.
Acquiring him will give Kansas City a second receiver that will take some pressure off Tyreek Hill.
If Landry joins the Chiefs and Josh Gordon returns to his old explosive form, they will be hard to beat.
Meanwhile, the Saints can also have a scary offense if they get Landry and Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson.