The Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Jarvis Landry, but they are reportedly looking to trade him. Could the Colts be a suitor for Landry?
Chris Ballard hasn’t been a afraid to make trades during his tenure of just over a year as the Colts’ general manager.
Ballard traded tight end Dwayne Allen and a sixth round pick to New England in exchange for a fourth round pick last offseason. Then, he sent wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the Patriots for Jacoby Brissett, which saved the Colts from being a complete disaster at quarterback last season.
Now that there is a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver available, Ballard may be looking to pull the trigger on another trade.
With Donte Moncrief hitting the free agent market this offseason, the Colts have absolutely no depth behind T.Y. Hilton at the wide receiver position.
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Jarvis Landry would be able to give Andrew Luck some easy throws from the slot as Indianapolis makes the transition to more of a quick passing game under Frank Reich. Landry would be an upgrade over Nelson Agholor, who had a fantastic season playing the slot receiver position for Reich in Philadelphia last season.
Hilton and Landry wouldn’t be the league’s largest pair of receivers, but each of them has the speed and playmaking ability to make them one of the best duos in the NFL.
These types of decisions always depend on what the team would have to give up in a trade, and we don’t really know what it would take to acquire Landry. Also, the Colts would have to negotiate a contract extension with Landry to keep him in Indianapolis.
If I were Ballard, I’d probably pass on this trade possibility and try to add a wide receiver or two in free agency.