It is expected that the Jets will use their league-leading cap room to make a serious run at free-agent darling Kirk Cousins , who is said to be interested in the Jets , but also in the Minnesota Vikings , Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals . Early whispers suggested that the Jets could offer Cousins a fully guaranteed contract, but Minnesota and Denver are more enticing contenders.
Even if Gang Green loses out on signing this season’s big kahuna, the Jets have insisted they will be plenty active all over the board in the early goings of free agency.
“Obviously, we’ll be very active on the first day in terms of the higher profile guys,” Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told stringers at the NFL Scouting Combine roughly two weeks ago.
With more cap space than any team in the sport and a high draft pick, the Jets have an opportunity to do it all this offseason: Keep their vets, add a transcendent QB and build for the future. Anything less than an “active” offseason in Florham Park won’t be tolerated.
“As stressful as it may seem, I try to enjoy it and I’m happy. I’m happy,” Landry said. “I can live with whatever has happened because I know that I gave it my all the whole time.”
Entering his fifth year, Landry led the NFL last season with 112 catches, but that amounted to just 987 yards at a modest 8.8 yards per reception. His nine touchdowns were a major boost for the Dolphins .
Whether that level of production — and Landry’s optimistic demeanor — will replicate itself in Cleveland remains to be seen. What we do know is he’s excited to be playing alongside Taylor in Cleveland.