The Dolphins may let Jarvis Landry walk in free agency this offseason, and he could help the Colts fix some of their issues at wide receiver.
If you’ve watched the Patriots offense during the Josh McDaniels era, you’ll see them feature slot receivers like Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola very frequently in the passing game. We can expect McDaniels to bring that same strategy to Indianapolis, but the Colts don’t really have a receiver like that on their roster.
Jarvis Landry is one of the most talented slot receivers in the NFL, and he could fit perfectly in McDaniels’ offense.
He has the short area quickness that allows him to beat man coverage in the slot, and he has the ability to make tacklers miss when he has the ball in his hands.
Landry’s ability to dominate the short to intermediate passing game would allow Andrew Luck to get the ball out of his hands quickly, which would help him avoid taking too many hits.
Landry led the league in receptions last season, but he only gained 8.8 yards per catch. His production suffered a bit as Jay Cutler had a pretty terrible season after coming out of retirement.
Landry was much better in 2016 as he caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards at a more respectable 12.1 yards per reception.
With T.Y. Hilton stretching the defense on deep passing routes, Landry could have plenty of room to work with in the underneath passing game. If the Colts decide to address this need in free agency, I think Jarvis Landry would thrive in Josh McDaniels’ offense.
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