Jarvis Landry: Browns can score 40 points per game, win Super Bowl
Jarvis Landry expects really big things out of Cleveland Browns this upcoming season. While confidence is never a bad thing, the Browns wide receiver’s bold proclamation appear somewhat preposterous to everyone outside himself.
Landry arrived in Cleveland via a March trade when the Miami Dolphins agreed to deal him in exchange for two mid-to-late-round draft picks. In April, the 25-year-old wide receiver signed a five-year, $75.5 million extension — $47 million guaranteed — an indication of how impressed the Browns were with Landry.
It would appear Landry feels the same way about his new team and then some.
Landry is the subject of an extensive profile by Sports Illustrated’s Ben Baskin published Thursday. In it, Landry extols the talent the Browns boast and made an arguably outrageous claim about the upcoming season’s prospects.
“You’ll be lucky if we don’t score 40 on you,” Landry said. “If we get everyone playing to their potential, we can win the Super Bowl this year.”
The Browns of course have gone 1-31 over the past few seasons and hit rock bottom in 2017 when they became only the second team in NFL history to go 0-16.
Granted, the Browns have enjoyed a respectable infusion of talent to their roster this past offseason, including Landry, Tyrod Taylor, Carlos Hyde and future franchise QB Baker Mayfield. Along with the expected and continued development of some of the team’s young players — highlighted by Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers, among others — the Browns conceivably could be the surprise team of the 2018 NFL season.
But scoring 40 points per game and making a run at the Super Bowl? Landry may be one of the extremely few who has such unrealistically high hopes for the Browns … if Landry even believes it himself.