The Miami Dolphins have a whole lot of work to do before March 14, where they must be under the league salary cap of $178 million. Right now, they are currently $15 million over that threshold with Jarvis Landry's franchise tag eating up about $16 million of that space.
The options are limited for a team that's ways away from being a playoff contender, and per a teaser trailer on a documentary about the wideout titled "Juice," Landry himself made it clear that he is not content with playing 2018 under the tag.
Jarvis Landry: "Franchise tag is not a good deal for me" https://t.co/zvwGjDHjb1— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 3, 2018
The Dolphins have already reportedly offered a long-term deal that would pay the fourth-year wideout an average of $13 million a season, but that puts him behind recently signed Green Bay Packer receiver Davante Adams, who is fresh off a four-year, $58 million contract.
The problem is how pressed the Dolphins are financially and how they lack significant talent throughout the entire team to be able to support a player of Landry's status.
The likely option is that GM Chris Grier finds a likely suitor who is willing to potentially trade for 2017's reception leader. Landry's desire to secure a long-term contract has been inspired by the concern of the occupational hazard of the game itself and his skill position..
Sources: The #Dolphins have given franchise tagged WR Jarvis Landry and his representative permission to seek and facilitate a trade. It will take cooperation from all parties.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 2, 2018
Per Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel, Landry stated: "