High-profile wide receiver Dez Bryant is still a free agent. Bryant was released by the Dallas Cowboys after eight seasons earlier this offseason.
Bryant’s interest on the open market has been lukewarm at best. The Baltimore Ravens probably came closest to signing him, but Bryant reportedly turned them down.
Longtime Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who recently retired for a job in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth, weighed in on his former teammate on a recent addition of The Adam Schefter Podcast. Witten thinks Dez will be signing with another NFC team.
He sees the veteran wideout going to Green Bay.
“He’s motivated and I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers,” Witten said. “I think that’s a great spot for him. Aaron Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well. And Dez has great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants. I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League.
“You partner him up with Jimmy Graham and Aaron Rodgers, I think that offense could put up a lot of points and losing Jordy Nelson in the offseason, when they cut him, I think it’s a win-win for the Packers. I look for him to go there and really help them take the next step and get back on a playoff run.”
Witten also mentioned the New Orleans Saints as a possibility, but let’s look at the Packers. Green Bay’s top receiver is Davante Adams, and they did add Graham at tight end via free agency.
However, Jordy Nelson is gone and Randall Cobb is trending downward. Behind them is Geronimo Allison, J’Mon Moore, Equanimeous St. Brown and Trevor Davis, among others. The Pack could definitely use some more pass-catching help for Aaron Rodgers.
Bryant, who will be 30 in November, caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. He last topped 1,000 yards in a season in 2014.