Former Cleveland Browns large receiver and five-time Professional Bowler Jarvis Landry signed a one-year take care of the New Orleans Saints in free company this offseason.
One large motive he selected the Saints? Quarterback Jameis Winston.
“He is a pacesetter, man. He is … one of many the explanation why I got here right here,” Landry advised The Athletic. “Simply the conversations that we had, the intent that he is placing behind the issues that he is saying.
“Clearly, out right here on the sector, what you see is what you get. Look, I do not see no one else out right here. This man is the final one. That is who he’s. That is one thing that you really want at that place and part of your staff.”
Winston missed the ultimate 10 video games of the 2021-22 marketing campaign with a torn ACL, however the Saints count on him to be able to take the sector this fall. He threw for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions in seven video games earlier than his damage.
Winston earned a two-year extension from the Saints after going 5-2 because the starter, and Landry is able to go on the journey alongside his new QB.
The addition of Landry gives a much-needed increase to New Orleans’ struggling large receiving corps that had only one wideout play in all 17 regular-season video games final 12 months — undrafted receiver Marquez Callaway. What’s extra, New Orleans completed final within the NFL in passing yards in 2021.
The 29-year-old Landry is about to hitch famous person receiver Michael Thomas, who was out the whole season with an ankle damage, and former Ohio State speedster Chris Olave, who the Saints moved as much as snag with their eleventh total choose on this 12 months’s draft.
Landry, a Convent, Louisiana native and LSU alum, returns to his hometown after spending the previous 4 seasons with the Browns, who launched him earlier than the beginning of free company after the 2 sides could not agree on a restructured deal. New Orleans is Landry’s third staff. Along with his time in Cleveland, Landry additionally spent 4 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him within the second spherical of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Landry has caught 688 passes for 7,598 yards and 37 touchdowns in his eight seasons. He battled a knee sprain that he suffered early final season that saved him out for 5 weeks, ending with 52 catches for 570 yards — each profession lows — earlier than his launch.
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