Earlier this week, Dez Bryant announced his plans to return to the NFL. He revealed on Twitter that he’ll contact teams in the coming weeks to see if there’s interest around the league.
Bryant signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints in 2018, but he unfortunately tore his Achilles before even playing a game for the franchise.
It’s apparent that Bryant’s best days are behind him, yet that doesn’t mean he’s not good enough to play in the NFL.
A return to the Dallas Cowboys isn’t likely for Bryant. However, there are three teams that could have interest in signing the former All-Pro wide receiver.
I’m not trying to go nowhere and be a starter on a team I want to contribute because I know I will be able too… I’m feeling good… in two weeks I’m going to reach out to teams and see what happens…. let’s go X
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 6, 2019
1. Philadelphia Eagles
It’d be quite interesting if Dez Bryant suited for the Eagles. After all, he’s known for his time with the Cowboys. Even though it wouldn’t sit well with folks in Dallas, the reality is that Philadelphia needs help at wide receiver.
The Eagles have placed DeSean Jackson on season-ending injured reserve, which means the front office might need to sign another weapon for Carson Wentz. There’s no guarantee that Bryant can provide a major boost to the team, but there isn’t much risk involved in signing him.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
JuJu Smith-Schuster is a rising star at wideout for the Pittsburgh Steelers, however, the offense hasn’t been as dominant without Antonio Brown. Diontae Johnson could be the answer moving forward, yet signing Bryant would at least give Mason Rudolph a veteran to rely on in the red zone.
Pittsburgh is firmly in the mix for a playoff spot, so management could be aggressive and look for help on offense. Bryant’s persona would fit well in the Steel City, and he might just help Smith-Schuster get more separation from defensive backs.
3. Oakland Raiders
If Jon Gruden didn’t have any problem acquiring Antonio Brown, then signing Dez Bryant is certainly possible. Outside of Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow, the Raiders don’t have many reliable wideouts for Derek Carr.
With Oakland staying fairly competitive in the AFC West, the offense could elevate to new heights with Bryant on offense.