It appears that Jarvis Landry is on his way to Cleveland for a couple of mid-round draft picks. That’s not the important part of this.
The important part, as I feared and wrote about, is that Adam Gase just last week lied to us. His lie is now proven. He lied and said that they gave Landry the franchise tag because they wanted to keep him. We now know that’s a lie. Dolphin fans are spat on once again by team management.
The other important part is that Stephen Ross remains one of the NFL’s most ineffective and misguided owners. With one word, he could have told his football geniuses that he wants Landry back. Fans wanted it. Landry wanted it. Dolphin players wanted it. Yeah, Jarvis desired more money, but Ross has the power to say “Okay, give him what he wants because he is a loyal Dolphin.” Instead, do you know what Ross said? He said stuff about kneeling, and then backtracked on his own words. He can’t even make a social justice statement right without having to correct himself soon after.
He is far too considered with his concept of social justice and not concerned enough with the Miami Dolphins.
Honestly, I don’t think this is a monumental loss. We also traded Davonne Bess to Cleveland, and we didn’t really suffer. Slot receivers aren’t that rare, and Landry is replaceable. I can think of a couple of huge landry mistakes that cost us wins, but I cannot recall a single huge play he made to win us a game. He was good at catching passes, lots of them. But the accolades have to stop there. I wish we would have held out for more in trade, however. Giving away Landry and Ajayi for a couple of 4th round picks is unwise.