Dolphins and Jarvis Landry trade is now linked to the Bears

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Jordan Howard
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Jordan Howard /

The Miami Dolphins may be close to completing a trade of wide-receiver Jarvis Landry to the Chicago Bears. At least that is what is being floated around the league.

UPDATE: Another member of the Chicago media is debunking the rumor below stating that it started in Miami and the “source” is a food worker who overheard a conversation. Isn’t this the best time of year? YOU BETCHA!

According to a report by Daniel Greenberg of Chicago Sports News who cites the source of the rumor to John Mullin of NBC Chicago Sports, the Dolphins and Bears are talking about a big trade that could involve more than just draft picks for Jarvis Landry.

The latest on the potential trade of Landry has the Dolphins moving Landry to the Bears and then swapping first round draft spots with them. The move would move Miami up to the 8th position and the Bears would drop to 11. Miami would also send the Bears a 3rd round draft pick and the Bears would send Miami talented workhorse running back Jordan Howard to the Dolphins.

At least one other media member is saying this trade will not happen. Ian Rapoport is throwing ice on the potential trade.

It would be a huge move for the Dolphins who could still move up a spot or two in the draft if they wanted to. Speculation of course is that Miami covets a quarterback in round one but that could all be smoke and mirrors.

In reality the Dolphins could be looking to get in front of teams who may be more interested in a linebacker prospect like Roquan Smith or Tremain Edmunds. Perhaps they want to be in position to take Minkah Fitzpatrick or DE Bradly Chubbs. Miami would have so many options but if they are moving up for a player not listed as a quarterback, they may be better off staying at 11 and seeing what falls.

As for the Jordan part of this potential trade, Jordan isn’t known as a pass catching wide-receiver and that is one of the reasons the Bears would like to move on from him. In the last two seasons Jordan has rushed for over 1,000 yards and the Dolphins need another big running back to spell Kenyan Drake.

All of this of course hinges on the Dolphins agreeing to the compensation but more importantly Jarvis Landry signing an extension with the Bears long term.