Dez Bryant Belongs in Cleveland
Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant arrived in Cleveland on Thursday to meet with the Browns, and quite frankly at this point, he needs to sign with them immediately. Following a sub-par season for the Cowboys, Bryant was released this past April after spending his entire eight year career in Big D.
The Ravens came knocking on Bryant's chamber door in May offering him a multi-year deal worth around $7 million per season, but Dez turned them down, instead looking for a one-year "prove-it" deal that he can cash in on next season. Bryant's arrogance to think that he would potentially receive numerous offers failed miserably, as there have been no more since Baltimore's in early May. Now the woeful Browns are interested in Bryant, and at first it seemed as though he had no intention of playing there, considering that Dez wasn't returning their GM's calls.
Since the regular season is looming all so near, Bryant has to be getting desperate at this point, and to be perfectly honest, until recently the Browns weren't the ideal franchise for him to play for, let's face it, they haven't made the playoffs since 2002, went 0-16 last season, and have used an astonishing 28 starting QB's since their inception in 1999. But after watching a couple of episodes of HBO's 'Hard Knocks,' it has become apparent that the Browns could actually be worth a damn in 2018.
Now I'm not suggesting that they are going to win the Super Bowl or even make the post season, but with the additions of Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, and number one overall draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, this team, along with a solid coaching staff, seems to have potential. Combine all this with a young, hungry defense and it is a perfect landing spot for Bryant, who can be a dangerous duel threat with Landry.
Consider that Dez had 69 receptions for 838 yards and 6 TD's last season, certainly not stellar numbers for the once dominant receiver. However, he is still 29 years old, and could flourish in a new system. With no other offers on the table, and what could be an improved Browns squad, Dez should be thanking his lucky stars that this team wants his services and sign with them today! Chances come and go in life, and for a wide receiver that was once one of the best in the league, they are clearly dwindling away, therefore, Bryant and the Browns are a perfect fit.