What’s the future for Dez Bryant? Will we see him in the NFL again?
It’s been 850 days since Dez Bryant last played football. The Cowboys then released Dez after 8 Season with the team. Just a few months later he signed with the Saints but never took the field, as a couple of days in, he tore his Achilles tendon. Pretty rough year for Bryant.
If, like me, you are a fan of Bryant, you’ll have seen how much he has been working out over the last year. He’s worked out with Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and his former QB Dak Prescott and he’s made it clear that he isn’t done yet. But will Dez end up back in the league and if he does where?
Let me start off by saying, I think Dez deserves a shot. Any team that picks him up will get an elite WR who can be a game changer. Signing with the Saints in ’18 made perfect sense as he would have complimented Michael Thomas brilliantly – mainly because Dez can run all of the other routes so Thomas can just run slants….
There’s been a lot of talk in the media about Dez’s attitude. His no nonsense twitter approach I’m sure hasn’t done him any favours either. But like many other things in the world we actually have no idea what kind of person Dez really is. We can read all of the articles in the press but let’s face it it’s probably bullshit.
Anyway I digress.
So, What does the future for Dez Bryant look like.Yes I do believe Dez gets another shot in the NFL. Let’s have a look at 3 potential landing spots.
Kansas City Chiefs
Probably the most unrealistic spot for Dez, given that the Chiefs have just resigned Sammy Watkins to a 1 year deal. He also probably wouldn’t fit in with the ‘speed’ offence. Maybe he’d provide a nice Red Zone threat to compliment TE Travis Kelce.
The Dolphins have lost a couple of key pieces in their WR core due to opting out this season. Dez would join a WR room with DeVante Parker , Grant, Williams, Isiah Ford, Gary Jennings and Mack Holling. Having veteran depth here would really help the Dolphins, who will definitely want a set of reliable hands for the most hyped up player in the Dolphins squad currently, maybe even in their history, Tua. This is a nice fit for Dez, for me, and Brian Flores no nonsense/supportive approach with his team so far has been fantastic and Dez could really benefit from that.
New England Patriots
Hear me out. Bill has surprised us numerous times this off-season. More recently with the signing of Cam Newton. Dez would be a great addition to a WR room that already boasts Julian Edelman, Mohammad Sanu and 1st round pick N’Keal Harry. We have seen this story many times before with the Pats too. Watch this space.
The Ravens have built a team that will be successful for years to come. Both the Offence and Defence have some incredible players. The area they could really improve on is WR. Now Marquise Brown (cousin of Antonio Brown) is their clear #1 and is set for a big year. But behind him there are some very mediocre receivers. Willie Snead – meh, Myles Boykin – meh, who between them only scored 8 TDs last season. The Ravens are apparently very excited with draft prospect Devin Duvernay but again another rookie that Dez could help improve. I like this fit for Dez.
New Orleans Saints
They’ve signed him once they could do it again – albeit very unlikely due to the arrival of Emmanuel Sanders. Again another great offence for him to be in and chance for him to lead and ball out. What more could he want?
The beauty of this sport is that anything can happen. We will just have to wait and see….
If Dez did end up at the Saints how would that affect their Superbowl chances? I wrote about their potential in the NFC South last week. Go check it out here