Jerry Rice will go down as one of the greatest wide receivers ever in the National Football League, but even Jerry won’t make as much money as the top wideouts make now. Mike Evans recently set a contract record for annual salary per season with his most recent contract, but a close second place will go to Jarvis Landry. Landry spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins. He recently signed a massive contract and switched teams to the Cleveland Browns. Jarvis Landry’s net worth is $2 million.
A star wide receiver at LSU, Jarvis played three seasons for the Tigers before declaring for the 2014 NFL draft. He was selected in the 2nd round by the Miami Dolphins. In his first four NFL seasons with Miami, Landry posted at least 80 catches and 750 yards receiving in each season. During the 2017 campaign, he set career bests for receptions, 112, and receiving touchdowns, 9. Because of his dominance early in his career, the Dolphins knew they were going to have to pay to keep their top wideout around.
Miami was unwilling to open their checkbook for Jarvis, which ultimately led to him being traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a couple draft picks. Not long after he was traded, Jarvis Landry signed a new long term contract valued at $75 million over five seasons.
With his new contract signed, expect Jarvis Landry’s net worth to increase dramatically over the next few years. He is currently living off his initial contract which was valued at $3.47 million upon entering the NFL. He is projected to make over $15 million this season alone, more than four times the money he made his first four seasons in the league. Is he deserving of such a lucrative contract? The simple answer is yes.
Jarvis Landry is a three time Pro Bowler, making the cut each of the past three seasons. In 2017, he led the NFL in receptions with 112. Although the Browns still have some questions around the quarterback position for the upcoming season, expect Landry to be the top target of whoever is throwing him the ball.
Jarvis’ top athletic ability was seen from an early age. He was a three-sport athlete in high school and was a five-star recruit coming out. He signed with the LSU Tigers which would keep him in the state he grew up in. He comes from a family of football players and is really good friends with former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
The Cleveland Browns have just one win over the past two seasons. Jarvis is hoping that he and a lot of young talent can help turn the organization around. While it may take a few years of development before the Browns reach the playoffs, Jarvis Landry’s net worth is making an immediate climb beginning this season.