Dez Bryant May Not Want To Join Packers
Do the Green Bay Packers want former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant? That’s not yet known, although just about everyone is making that connection.
The bigger question might be does Dez Bryant want to join the Green Bay Packers? The answer appears to be, well, maybe…
“It wouldn’t seem right,” Bryant told Mike Fisher, smiling. “Too much history.”
While that would appear to be a no, the fact that Bryant was smiling when he said it suggests perhaps he was joking.
What we do know is Bryant’s first choice is to play in the NFC East so he can face Dallas twice a year. He also wants to compete for a championship. The only team in the East that’s doing that in the near future is the Philadelphia Eagles and they have virtually no salary cap space ($1.6 million).
So if the Packers are interested, we believe Bryant would listen. Staying in the NFC, Bryant has a decent shot of seeing the Cowboys in the playoffs if he’s playing for the Packers.
The teams that Bryant seems to be specifically interested in are as follows. And this isn’t to say they are necessarily interested in him.
Houston Texans — Texans players have been trying to recruit Bryant. Houston is a playoff team with a healthy DeShaun Watson at quarterback and Bryant gets to stay in his home state of Texas.
Los Angeles Rams — Bryant loves Los Angeles and what the Rams are building. Who doesn’t? The Rams just replaced the departed Sammy Watkins with deep threat Brandin Cooks. They’ve made a number of splashy moves this offseason. Do they have one more left?
New York Giants — Bryant thinks the Giants have a great defense. He likes the idea of playing with Eli Manning and ODB. He gets Dallas twice. But the Giants are in a rebuild. They’re not competing for a championship anytime soon.
Interestingly, and something that could open the door for the Packers, is it doesn’t appear Bryant is going to command a huge contract.
“It won’t be about the money,” Bryant said. “It won’t be about ‘market value.’ No. No. Not at all.”
If I’m Brian Gutekunst, I would at least kick the tires on this one.