The New Orleans Saints splashed a bit this week when they signed veteran free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry on a one-year deal worth up to 6 million.
– NFL (FNFL) May 13, 2022
The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t catch Adams or the Miami Dolphins’ Tyrick Hill in Davante, but it’s still a significant move.
This signature will take Landry back to his native Louisiana.
He grew up in the rural part of South Louisiana and played his college ball at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he formed the All-SEC team.
Does laundry make the Saints a truthful play-off team?
Laundry is very proven, but is he still a pro bowl-caliber?
Over the past several years, Laundry has been one of the best wide receivers in professional football and the number of his career has been impressive.
In his eight seasons in the NFL, he has flown over 1,100 yards three times and in the other two seasons he has come very close to 1,000 yards.
He led the league in 2017 with 112 appearances as a member of the Dolphins and, starting his second season, he was named Pro Bowl for five consecutive years.
Early career of Jarvis Laundry:
– 5x Pro Bowl
– 2017 NFL REC (112) leader
– 2014 PFWA All-rookie
– Highest REC for a player in NFL history in 6th season (564)
– Maximum REC of 1 (112) # Dolphin The weather
– Pro Sports Outlook (PSO_Sports) May 13, 2022
However, this past season, he has seen his production decline.
With the Cleveland Browns, he has just 570 yards, 52 receptions and two touchdowns, well below his season average.
That’s right, at the start of the season his knee sprained and he missed five matches.
But still, his receptions averaged 47.5 yards per game and 4.3 yards per game were far short of his rules.
At 29 years old, he is not exactly old, and he can easily come back and spend a very strong season.
If he does, and especially if he has a pro bowling-caliber season, it will be a great blessing for a squad that rarely misses playoffs in 2021.
Other reinforcements are on the way
Returning Alvin Camara has missed several games this past season due to injury, but he will return and looks set to be prime for a sixth Pro Bowl appearance in many seasons.
Kamara is a tough dual-threat tailback, and he can take some pressure off the laundry.
But the big comeback that Saints fans are hoping for is wide receiver Michael Thomas.
In 2019, his last completely healthy year, he led the NFL with 1,725 receiving yards and recorded nine touchdowns on the way to Pro Bowl and All-Pro First-Team.
He has missed most of the last two seasons due to a serious ankle injury, but if he returns to his old self in 2022, the Saints could be considered a force to be reckoned with.
All of this will go a long way in helping the Saints’ starting quarterback James Winston get himself back in form.
It’s easy to forget that in 2019 he led the league in the passing yard with 5,109 and he was once the most talked about rookie with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Interception is probably Winston’s biggest problem, but having a tough, proven veterinarian like Laundry can alleviate at least some of it.