Report: Landry Can't be Franchised

Brian McIntyre of Mac’s Football Blog is reporting that LaRon Landry has a clause in his contract that prohibits the Jets from using the Franchise or Transition tag on him in 2013.

Last week, free agent safety LaRon Landry signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets that had a maximum value of $3.5 million. The deal included a $950,000 signing bonus, a $700,000 base salary, a $100,000 workout bonus and $1.75 million in per game roster bonuses.

According to a source with knowledge of the contract details, there’s also a clause that prohibits the Jets from using the Franchise or Transition tag on Landry in 2013.

This is great for both sides. Landry will want to play his butt off this season so he can get a big deal from the Jets or another team next offseason. Thus, a motivated Landry will only help the Jets defense. However, Jets fans should enjoy every moment of Landry this season, because while it is still very possible that they resign him after the season, this does increase the chance that this will be a one and done season for LaRon in New York.