NOLA Saints can’t let Jarvis Landry leave without a contract

Jarvis Landry (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Jarvis Landry (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The NOLA Saints are meeting with wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport. New Orleans cannot let the former LSU product leave the facilities without signing on the dotted line.

Landry, a second-round pick out of LSU in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Dolphins, played in South Beach for the first four years of his career and spent the last four years as a member of the Browns. He was released by Cleveland and has remained on the free-agent market despite being arguably the best talent available at the position.

Landry has gone over the 1,000-yard mark three times in his eight-year career. This past season, he totaled 52 receptions for 570 yards and two touchdowns through 12 games, which is pretty good considering that he missed five games and Baker Mayfield was beat up throughout the season.

NOLA Saints have to sign Jarvis Landry

The wide receiver position has needed some fine-tuning over the last few years but for whatever reason, the organization has ignored it while thinking that Michael Thomas could solve all of the issues. Well, last year that blew up in their faces, as Thomas didn’t play a single snap.

The Saints have to add another starting-caliber wideout between now and the start of the season and if Landry is interested in joining the team, don’t let him leave without signing a contract.

New Orleans has the sixth-most cap space with $19.5 million, per Over the Cap, which is absurd when you consider the situation they were in a few months ago. Spotrac has Landry’s projected market value at two years worth $24 million, which is something the Saints can afford to offer.

Adding Landry would mean that the Saints don’t have to use one of their two first-round picks on a wide receiver and instead, they could go with the best available player at both selections. Maybe this could even lead them to trade up and try to land a top-tier left tackle, which would be the only true crucial need for the team.

Landry joining the Saints would give them the two really solid starting wide receivers and that’s something this team hasn’t had in quite some time.

Make it happen, Saints. Go get Jarvis Landry!