Jarvis Landry Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns had a disappointing 2021 season, missing out on the playoffs with an 8-9 record. Quarterback Baker Mayfield was injury-riddled most of the year, which has led to reports that the team could be interested in trading for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

With these rumors surrounding the team, it seems that the Browns may be trying to blow up their roster going forward. Reports came out Monday that they are releasing five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Landry requested that the team trade him on Saturday, but it seems like they could not find any suitable deals. He will now be free to join any team in free agency this offseason.

Landry had his struggles with the Browns last season, having the worst statistical year of his career with only 570 receiving yards in 12 games played.

Given the talent that Landry has, fans of other NFL teams around the league seem to be hoping they’ll claim the wideout in free agency.

Meanwhile, Browns fans also recognize how big of a loss this could be for the team moving forward and are certainly not pleased. The team did pick up Amari Cooper in a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, but regardless, Landry played a big role on the team for many years and he leaves a hole behind with the fanbase.

Regardless, it certainly seems like Landry was fed up with all of the drama going on in Cleveland the past couple of years.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport said Monday that two teams that could be potential fits for Landry are the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. Either would certainly be an interesting fit given both teams have such high-powered offenses.


It’s worth noting the close relationship that Landry had with former Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr, who was released by the team in the middle of last season. How that relationship ended, especially the very public rivalry between Beckham and Mayfield certainly could have played a role in Landry’s departure.

[Ian Rapoport]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.