Perhaps we’ll be getting a resolution soon regarding Miami Dolphins
trade bait wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweets that the Dolphins have given Landry and his agent permission to pursue a trade, which is an important and necessary step in an undoubtedly complicated process.
If you’ll recall, the Dolphins were expected to meet with Landry’s representatives on Wednesday. Not only does it sound like that happened, but ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweets that things went “extremely well” in the meeting. The news of progress continues with Anderson reporting that at least two teams have already been in contact since the Dolphins gave the OK for Landry and his agent to facilitate a deal.
And, obviously, the question burning on everyone’s mind is “Could the Chicago Bears be one of those teams?” Well, it sounds like, yeah, yeah they could.
In Barry Jackson’s piece at the Miami Herald, he writes that the Dolphins are looking for a draft pick or player in a Landry deal, and the only team he lists as a team that has, thus far, emerged as a possibility is the Chicago Bears. Logically, we know they have the need and the desire to improve at the position, so their interest and involvement is not as much of a surprise as it is a relieving, exciting development.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald believes the Dolphins’ top priority while in Indianapolis is to find a trade partner in order to facilitate a trade of Landry, who led the NFL with 112 catches in 2017. But would what a return look like?
Salguero’s sources suggest a low-second or third-round pick would be likely compensation in a Landry deal. For what it’s worth, the Bears’ don’t have a third-round pick this time around, and their second-round pick is No. 39 overall … so this could get a little tricky. Plus, it won’t just be the Bears pushing for Landry, as the Ravens, 49ers, Panthers, Bills, and Saints could all eventually show some serious interest (if they haven’t reached out behind the scenes already).
As we noted in Bullets on Tuesday, the Dolphins were expected to meet with Landry’s representatives on Wednesday. And while the Bears were not on a list of rumored teams Landry was believed to be interested in playing for in 2018, we can’t count them out quite yet. Not by a long shot.