3 contracts Cleveland Browns need to restructure for 2022

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1. Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

Landry is due $14.3 million, which is a lot of money paid to a player who’s declined over the past two seasons.

That said, Landry is still, by miles, the most accomplished receiver in the room, and right now, that room consists of just Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz.

The acquisition of Landry in 2018 was a breath of fresh air because the expansion era Browns had missed on finding a consistent top-tier talent at the position. Landry instantly became the adult in the room and his production on the field matched the hype.

Landry wasn’t the player he was four years ago, but I believe he can still be a productive player. He obviously wasn’t THE problem with Cleveland’s passing game, and if Baker Mayfield is going to fix his game, Landry would be a good weapon to lean on.

He’s seen his share of injuries lately, but it’s unclear if Landry would be open to lowering his salary number. He just watched the Browns cut his best friend (Odell Beckham) and all he could produce in Stefanki’s offense in 2021 was two measly touchdowns.