Houston Texans should pursue Jarvis Landry in trade talks

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The Houston Texans can upgrade their offensive arsenal with a Jarvis Landry trade.

As Jarvis Landry continues to distance himself from the Cleveland Browns, the Houston Texans can offer him a great spot to be one of the main contributors in an offense. While Houston isn’t a Super Bowl contender, Landry would most likely get a significant contract extension and a prominent role on Sundays.

The entire AFC South ranked in the bottom of half of the league last year in terms of least passing yards allowed. The division-winning Tennessee Titans allowed over 4,000 yards passing. There are greener pastures for any wide receiver to come to the AFC South and thrive. 

Imagine an offense with Landry and Brandin Cooks, whether the quarterback is Davis Mills or someone else. Two of the best receivers in the game would be a dream for any quarterback to have (ironic, isn’t it?).

Houston Texans could have another win-win trade with Cleveland Browns

Just like with the potential Laremy Tunsil trade, the Texans wouldn’t need to give up the farm to get Landry. If they were interested in trading for Landry, the highest cost Cleveland could ask for is a second-round pick. Throw in another later pick in the draft, then that may just be the highest they can go.

Landry’s performance in the last two years hasn’t been anything too special in terms of stats. Landry’s previous Pro Bowl selection came in 2019- so basing the price off of his stats isn’t going to work in Cleveland’s favor.

With what happened with Odell Beckham Jr., who got himself out of Cleveland and won Super Bowl LVI, Landry could want the same. Now it’s not likely that Landry or anyone would like to choose the Texans over the next team, but sometimes getting out is just good enough.

Maybe Houston is good enough for Landry to revive his career.

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