Jeff Janis’ Contract Is Telling

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Jeff Janis reciever

While Rob believes Jeff Janis is going to go to the Cleveland Browns and light it up as a receiver, I think that’s delusional. More wishful thinking than reality-based.

We’re talking about a guy with 17 career receptions for 200 yards and a touchdown through four seasons. You can argue that Mike McCarthy never gave Janis a shot, but I subscribe to a different theory. Janis’ game never evolved beyond college, where he could just run by everyone. His route running and break off the line were never where they needed to be.

The only time Janis really excelled — the playoff game in Arizona — is when he was running around playing schoolyard football.

Janis’ contract with the Browns would seem to indicate the Browns agree with me.

The salary indicates the Browns are looking at Janis as a special teams player, something he excelled at with the Green Bay Packers. The deal also suggests the Packers made no offer to Janis.

Further, it would seem Janis’ services weren’t in demand around the league. The fact that there is no guaranteed money means pretty much any team who wanted Janis could have signed him with any amount of guaranteed money.

This is about the worst contract you could get. No long-term security. Not even any security for 2018. The Browns could ditch Janis at any time and not have pay him anything.

Starting receiver? I highly doubt that. It appears Janis will just be fighting for a roster spot.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

5 Comments on "Jeff Janis’ Contract Is Telling"

  1. Donald Trump's Dog

    The only people who think Janis is gonna “rip it up” in Cleveland and the people who hate on McCarthy because Janis could never figure out how to run a proper route. It would validate their batshit stupid opinions of everything they think is wrong with the Packers.

    • MM²SUCK

      Hardly . . . There are currently TWO things wrong with the Packers (as far as I can GUESS). McCarthy (the Buffoon) and Mark Murphy. Janis was a symptom of a much larger problem.

  2. cz

    Time to forget these duds/dudes and talk about who is in this draft or who may be let go who Gute, I mean McCarthy can groom into the next Datone Jones, Richard Rodgers, Quintin Rollins or Brett Hundley

  3. Gonna be 9-7 Again

    Janis wasted his raw talent by staying in green bay. Rather than he couldn’t learn how to, our coaches cant teach him or any one else. Adams still has not reached 1k receiving a year. Cobb has not reached 1k receiving a year since he got his contract. Yet they are now our two best receivers. Abbrederis, Tom Crabtree, Max McCaffrey are other receivers who couldn’t learn system And I”m guessing Michael Clark, Geronimo Allison and Trevor Davis are next. Even Ty Montgomery decided to become a RB because of this issue of being stuck in the depth of guys who cant hit 1k receiving. Most important thing is to draft things you can’t teach, like speed, instincts, and size. The next is to teach, and so far we’ve failed in that regards. Ever since 10 years of McCarthy, here are the guys who has 1000yds recieving in at least 1 season, of which Cobb and Jordy was drafted by TT and developed by McCarthy: Donald Driver, Jennings, Jordy, Cobb… If we go 10 years pre-McCarthy, Javon Walker, RB Ahman Green, Donald Driver, Bill Schroeder, Robert Brooks, Antonio Freeman.

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