Despite months of little-to-no movement on contract negotiations, Jarvis Landry has often stated his desire to stay in Miami.
The Dolphins used their lone tool to wipe away negotation-driven stress -- at least in the immediate future -- and ensure Landry won't be lured away from Miami, placing the franchise tag on the receiver on Tuesday, the team announced.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the tag will pay Landry approximately $16 million and is non-exclusive, meaning he's able to negotiate with other teams, but would cost an outside suitor two first-round draft picks for the right to sign him.
A trade involving Landry is very much still a possibility. The team reportedly dangled the wideout in trade talks before the 2017 season, giving legs to the idea.
At this stage, it's not entirely certain he plays in Miami in 2018 or beyond. What Miami did on Tuesday was ensure it wouldn't watch Landry walk away for nothing in March at the start of free agency.
Working backwards over the last three years, Landry has finished No. 4, No. 13 and No. 11 in PPR formats and No. 11, No. 16 and No. 17 in standard leagues. If he remains in Miami, his role won't change much and he'll be a good bet for 100+ catches again in 2018.