Will Jarvis Landry be able to regain his old form?
Jarvis Landry is one of the five best wide receivers in the league, full stop. Hopefully, that’s still true after his hip surgery. Unlike so many other injuries, hip injuries that require surgery are often harder to come back from due to the nature of the joint. Like with backs, if your hips are injured, your flexibility and mobility go out the window. Hip injuries can often end a career. Just ask Tua Tagovailoa, who many believe should just sit out the 2020 season to continue healing from the same type of injury that ended Bo Jackson’s career.
Hips are not to be messed around with. While ankle and knee issues can slow a player some, they’re not often thought to be career-ending, so someone like Odell Beckham isn’t going to have the same spotlight on his injuries as Landry does. Granted Beckham will still be under a microscope all season long but for other issues.
Landry has proven to be extremely valuable and has often done amazing work with less than amazing play at quarterback. He had a more daunting injury than Beckham (who had a hernia for some of the season) and still put up great numbers in the same system that Beckham struggled in. Clearly Landry’s value to the team can’t be measured.
Yet if he comes out of this hip surgery a different player, what can be expected of him? That’s going to be the thing. Landry and Baker Mayfield have amazing chemistry with each other, and we’ve seen that across two seasons and two Pro Bowl appearances for Landry. Will all that change in 2020?