Why Jarvis Landry wouldn’t be a perfect fit with Washington Redskins
The case for Jarvis Landry
Of course, it’s also entirely fair to see Landry as a potential weapon for the Redskins. Perhaps adding Landry and having Crowder would allow the team to move their receivers around more and run more complex route patterns to confuse opposing defenses. Jay Gruden could design some special packages for the duo and that could end up working very well.
Also, it’s worth noting that just the sheer volume of catches that Landry has made in his NFL career is astounding. He averages 100 catches a year, which is borderline unfathomable. And as crazy as this sounds, he is still only 25 years old, so not only will he likely keep up at this pace, it’s possible that he could improve as well.
While the most receiver free agent acquisitions at the receiver spot, Terrelle Pryor and Brian Quick, didn’t work out too well, that’s no reason not to target Landry. Landry has significantly more experience at the position that Pryor and he has also seen much more playing time than Quick. So, while that recency bias may poison the minds of fans, in regards to signing a veteran receiver, it shouldn’t. Landry is far different than both of those players and would be an immediate upgrade.
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And of course, Landry’s ability in the return game cannot go unrecognized. Landry has done very well to consistently generate yards on punt returns, and that could allow the team to move the fumble-prone Crowder out of that role. So, he offers more value than just as another slot receiver, so that does have to be taken into account.
At the end of the day, having Landry could work out very well, provided that he could co-exist with Crowder. If the team is confident that having both wouldn’t be an issue, they could target Landry in free agency. And even if they believe co-existing would be a problem, it’s possible that they could look to sign Landry and move on from Crowder, though that would be a far less likely scenario than just keeping Crowder.