A few days ago, the Dallas Cowboys released star wide receiver, Dez Bryant. Bryant, 29, was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL between 2012 and 2014. However, in recent years, Bryant’s production fell. In 2015 he only played 9 games as he was injured. In those 9 games, he put up just 401 receiving yards, and 3 touchdowns. In 2016 he posted just 796 yards and 8 touchdowns in 13 games, again failing to play an entire season. Last year, in 2017, Bryant received for 838 yards and 6 touchdowns. Instead of asking for a pay cut, or shopping Bryant around the league, the Cowboys simply cut him. Instantly, the Ravens were among those assumed to be interested in Bryant.
Dez Bryant would be a typically Ravens wide receiver signing. A veteran receiver, cut from his team with a chip on his shoulder. Aside from Crabtree, the Ravens offense still lacks playmakers at the wide receiver position. Yes, receivers John Brown and Chris Moore have potential, but they are not to be relied upon. Dez Bryant, on the other hand, would be an instant playmaking threat. His experience and dominance in the league are exactly what the Ravens need. Are reliable duo of Dez Bryant and Michael Crabtree would be the best wide receiver duo the Ravens ever had. It would also give time for other, young players to progress, like Chris Moore, and whoever the Ravens add in the draft.
Dez Bryant also won’t attract a huge market. Although he is one of the more talented receivers in the NFL, the market has already been saturated, and teams who already made big additions won’t have the cap space to make huge offers. This means that the Baltimore Ravens should be able to stay in competition with other suitors, as the team shouldn’t need to break the bank. Dez Bryant is a receiver that can and will improve the Ravens offense. By adding him, the Ravens would instantly have one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL and should be able to dominate through the air.