Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry told Omar Kelly on Monday that he does not fear being franchised by Miami in 2018 should it come to that.
“We gonna get it some kind of way, you know that,” Landry said, referring to a lucrative extension.
As for a contract extension that would prevent him testing the open market in 2018 or being franchised, Landy said he will not negotiate with the Dolphins once the regular season starts.
“I want to focus,” Landry said of his decision to end talks at the start of the season. “I believe that Miami is where I want to be. Miami is the place I call home. I want to be able to give my all mentally, physically and emotionally this season.
“Once the season starts I just want to put all that behind me and win the Super Bowl,” said Landry.
Landry explained that he loves the game and is perfectly comfortable in his current situation.
“I am comfortable in my situation. For me, I love the game so much, and this is absurd to say this, but you shouldn’t be paid to do what you love. I love the game that much,” Landry said. “But obviously I have people to take care of. I have a mom and a family. But at the same time I love the game so much [the money] doesn’t even matter to me right now.”
Landry is in line for a large contract extension at some point over the next year or so, as he’s developed into one of the best young receivers in the NFL, and some have said it wouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if he ends up securing a deal that would make him one of the top-10 or 12 highest paid receivers in the game.
Landry, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2014. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $3.5 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $893,852 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Landry appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He also contributed 163 kick return yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Landry as the news is available.