Dez Bryant recently made PFF’s list of best 101 players of the decade. Bryant was ranked 75th, which was controversial for some.
Dez Bryant hasn’t played since 2017 when he finally played a full season after being injury-ridden for two seasons (2015-2016). Bryant finished strong in 2017 with 838 and 6 touchdowns. He has been vocal in the past about wanting to return to football, but would he be the same? After sitting out for two full seasons it would be hard for Dez Bryant to return to game shape.
Dez Bryant has continued to work out, though, in hopes that someone will eventually take a chance on him.
There is a lot of risk to signing Dez Bryant, but one for sure upside would be the nationally publicity it would bring to whatever team were to make the signing. This could be good for the Titans, who after an AFC championship appearance are finally starting to be recognized as a contender (sort of). A Dez Bryant signing would definitely bring a lot of attention to the team. With that attention would also come Bryant’s ability to make big plays and his big attitude.
A Dez Bryant NFL return isn’t too far fetched, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still considers it.
There is no doubt that Dez Bryant was a great receiver in the NFL. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that Bryant would still be a good receiver in the league today. Would I enjoy seeing him come back to the NFL wearing two-tone blue? Most likely. Would he be my first choice when looking in free agency for a wideout? Absolutely not. It’s fun to consider, but this really gives me 2010 Randy Moss vibes.
There’s no question that something needs to be done to provide the Titans with depth at wide receiver. If no signing is made then they could be in trouble down the stretch of the season when players inevitably begin to miss games. The Tennessee Titans are pretty well rounded and have a team capable of going to the Super Bowl next season. Add a quality WR4 into the mix and I believe it improves their chances greatly.