Out of the Rafters
- Aug 18, 2008
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Just to clarify, we traded for him and signed him in the same offseason. Miami tagged him in February, we traded for him in March and signed him in April.to add I would say that there is absolutely no doubt the browns had to overpay to keep Landry. However, the browns were done hitting the reset button, they were about to draft their hopefully franchise QB, and they wanted to make sure they had receiving talent available. The browns overpaid to keep Landry because they NEEDED to keep him, furthermore at the time they HAD to spend money. I dont blame them for the contract what so ever, as it was designed so if the browns wanted to get out of it after 3 years (this offseason) it would be really easy to walk away from him.
So we are now in a place where the browns could cut landry and save 11 million in cap space next year. However the browns dont have anyone to replace him (as possession WR). As I have been saying for months now the browns need to be working with him to restructure his contract to save the team some money. The question is how much does Landry want. Over the cap estimates 8.5 which i assume is based on a lowered cap + Landry's production last year (2nd worst in his career). My ultimate opinion hasnt changed much since I first brought it up. Based on other contracts, and Landry's worth to the team he is worth 10-12 million. The question is can the browns get below that. How much does Landry like being here, how much does he really want to make, and how much money do the browns want to tie up in the receiving core. These are all questions that have unknown answers.