Written By: Zarvea McArthur
Now that the NFL draft has passed, it seems like nobody is planning on picking up Dez Bryant. Even after the long term offer that the Baltimore Ravens gave him, here are some destinations that he should go to in terms of productivity and opportunities for the upcoming season.
#1. New Orleans Saints
Why: Drew Brees has multiple 4,000+ yard seasons, and he would be teaming up with Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, and Michael Thomas. On top of the offensive juggernaut, the Saints’ defense is arguably one of the top five cornerbacks in Marshon Lattimore. It would improve Dez’s route running and his speed getting off the line while opening up more options for Brees.
#2. Los Angeles Chargers
Why: having Dez team up with Phillip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, and Keenan Allen. With the loss of Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry, the Chargers will need another red zone threat to start opposite of Allen. Their defense having Casey Hayward, Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, and rookie Darwin Jones, the Chargers are the best fit for Dez.
#3. New England Patriots
Why: This is the destination if he is trying to win a ring. Considering that the team is always a contender with Tom Brady as quarterback, the team has a spot they need to fill with the loss of Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks. The only problem with him going to New England is The Bill Belichick way and the concern of him getting along with the coaching staff.
Those three options are great opportunities for Bryant to return to the 2013-14 form of himself, where he was regarded as a top force in the NFL. The thing is Dez is in his emotions right now. With all the talk about the media wanting to shoot him down and him wanting to face Dallas 2 times a year, he hasn’t realized his career isn’t over yet. There is still hope for Dez to land somewhere for the 2018-19 season.