The Saints could see the best version of Jarvis Landry in 2022

Kristen Wong
Jarvis Landry, Saints. (Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports)
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Few NFL players peak at age 30, but could Jarvis Landry’s best football come on the New Orleans Saints in 2022?

After Tyrann Mathieu, Landry was arguably the most pivotal free agent signing of the offseason as the former Browns receiver slides perfectly into the slot alongside Michael Thomas and Chris Olave.

While Olave may experience rookie pains and Thomas may experience injury pains this season, Landry offers a solid floor having served as a mostly consistent and productive wideout for the last four years in Cleveland.

His 2021 campaign featured career-lows across the board, but he’s not too far removed from a string of Pro Bowl seasons. Landry has put together three 1,000-yard plus receiving seasons in his career under the arms of Ryan Tannehill and Baker Mayfield, but the 29-year-old could enjoy his most impressive season yet with Jameis Winston and the Saints in 2022.

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Saints could bring out the best version of wide receiver Jarvis Landry in 2022

The five-time Pro Bowler has stayed healthy throughout most of his career, and consistency will be the name of the game for NOLA this year after the roster got bitten by the injury bug in 2021.

Landry already represents a significant upgrade from slot guy Tre’Quan Smith, and his signing — along with that of many others — strongly signifies the Saints remain in win-now mode.

If the Saints want to achieve a winning season and a spot in the postseason, their passing offense must improve and Winston must prove he can confidently drive down the field and get crucial downs.

Landry can work the middle of the field along with Thomas, yet he also has big play red-zone capabilities and his sure hands and overall catching skills could help the team win close games.

It’s still too early to tell whether Landry and Winston can gel well together, and the Saints’ O-line looks a tad shakier than it did last season. Still, under the optimal conditions, Landry could haul in career-high receiving yardage and touchdowns and develop into one of New Orleans’ most reliable performers in 2022.

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Jarvis Landry brings the juice to fuel a much weakened Saints’ passing attack, and we for one can’t wait to see him in action.

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