We’re not talking about the terms of the deal announced when they are signed. Everyone in professional sports knows the only figures that matter in an NFL contract are the guaranteed dollars. We’re talking about real money that reaches their bank accounts.
That’s what Landry, a two-time Pro Bowler who is the 107th highest-paid receiver in the NFL, is focused on.
“We gonna get it some kind of way, you know that,” Landry said earlier this week, referring to a lucrative deal that will either come from a contract extension or from the franchise tag the Dolphins could use in 2018 to retain the former LSU standout — or from another team if Miami decides not to use the franchise or transition tag on Landry.
Landry, who has 288 receptions for 3,051 yards and 14 touchdowns in three seasons with the Dolphins, hopes to get a new deal done with Miami before his deadline, which is the Dolphins’ regular-season opener on Sept. 10.
Here’s an examination of recent contracts, taking a look at what many of the NFL’s best receivers have earned on their second, or third deals:
* Antonio Brown was the NFL’s most handsomely paid receiver this offseason because Alshon Jeffrey was forced to take a one-year, $9.5 million deal from Philadelphia, and Desean Jackson only managed to get a three-year, $33.5 million deal ($20 million of which is fully guaranteed) from Tampa…
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