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.

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.. 

Per Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel, Landry stated: "In my case, I’ve played four years. Then you get another year of basically not signing me to a long-term deal. In that year anything can happen. Look at guys like Ryan Shazier, who may not have an opportunity to play again."

It's an understandable thought process, and it makes it clear that as far as Landry's future is concerned, it is becoming less and less likely he will be returning to Miami to start the 2018 season.