The Dallas Cowboys made a big decision this offseason, deciding to move on from Dez Bryant. The 29 year old receiver was set to count 16.5 million dollars against the cap in 2018, forcing the Cowboys’ hand after showing signs of slowing down last year.
The move received a lot of attention and immediate speculation about what could be next for Dez, but the market has been awfully quiet since Bryant reportedly turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens. Dez seems to be waiting things out, ready to pounce on the best situation that comes available.
The Titans’ receiver situation wasn’t great through OTAs as both Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews dealt with injuries. It was puzzling to see the team not address the position more with a mid-tier veteran during free agency, simply for depth reasons.
Naturally, with Dez Bryant still available, one sports book has made the obvious connection. Sportsline.com has named the Titans as heavy (-200) favorites to sign the veteran receiver.
Which team will Dez Bryant play for next?
These odds boil down to playing simple connect the dots. The Titans’ top two receivers have been hurt and the team doesn’t have much experience behind them. Naturally, the Titans land as the favorite.
But would the team add such a big personality to the locker room? Taking it one step further, is adding a guy who struggled to separate and took a clear step backwards last year the best thing to do?
It doesn’t sound like Jon Robinson’s style, but if injuries linger on, we can’t rule it out. Still, I think the Titans would be better served waiting things out and seeing what comes available during camp cuts.
Knowing what you know now, would you sign Dez Bryant?