Jarvis Landry has turned into one of the top receivers in the NFL and his strong ability to make big plays is part of the reason that the Miami Dolphins were able to win double-digit games in the 2016 Nfl Season and look to repeat their performance again in 2017. However, with a recent concussion by starting running back Jay Ajayi and an injury today to quarterback Ryan Tannehill, it is obvious that the Dolphins need Landry to be at 100-percent to help the team carry on.

That makes the fact that Jarvis Landry is entering the final season of his rookie contract somewhat concerning for fans. While Landry has not threatened to hold out yet on the Miami Dolphins, this is something to keep an eye on.

Jarvis Landry wants to stay in Miami

Jarvis Landry has said that he wants to continue playing for the Miami Dolphins. He is one of the best NFL Draft picks that the Dolphins have made in a long time and he has proven his worth.

He just peeled off his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season in 2016 but he is only scheduled to make $893,850 in the 2016 NFL season. Last season, Landry’s yards ranked 10th in the NFL and his 94 receptions ranked seventh.

As great as he played over the last two seasons, Jarvis Landry ranks 107th for all NFL wide receivers when it comes to his average yearly salary. Players like Cody Latimer, Brandon Tate, Brice Butler, and the suspended Michael Floyd make more on average than Landry.

While Jarvis wants to stay with the Miami Dolphins, if he doesn’t sign a new deal before his contract expires at the end of the 2017 NFL season, he could be in for a huge payday next year if he has another 1,000-yard season.

Miami’s thoughts on his contract

When asked about the status of a contract extension for Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said that it isn’t “mandatory” to deal with the contract before the season.

This is very true, but many players have made comments in the past that indicates that they won’t negotiate once the season starts because they want to concentrate on playing. If there is no contract extension in place before the season starts, there is a chance that Landry will become a free agent in 2018.

If the Miami Dolphins wait and allow Jarvis Landry to become a free agent, there are a few ways that this could go.

The two sides could just make the move later and sign a new deal to keep him with the team. There is also the chance that the Dolphins might want to keep waiting and use the franchise tag on Jarvis next year, which is something that always sours relationships with teams and their star players. The third option is that Landry could leave for more money and that is something Miami can’t want to see.

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