What’s the best fit for Dez Bryant?

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Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants or, presumably, either of his former team’s two other rivals in the NFC East. But none of these teams may be the best fit.

So which teams would be the best fit? That was the subject of Tuesday’s PFT Live draft.

Simms and I struggled to come up with three clear, obvious fits each. And that may have something to do with the fact that there is no clear, obvious fit — due in part to the fact that free agency unfolded for a month before Dallas dumped Dez.

For the full draft, including an unconventional move made by yours truly after securing the first pick, check out the video. And then chime in with your views regarding whether we got it right, or whether we got it wrong.

35 responses to “What’s the best fit for Dez Bryant?

  1. Best mutual fit for Dez and an NFL team is the Packers IMO. Dez’s antics will (hopefully) be minimized by playing on a contender with a no-nonsense head coach in McCarthy and a future HOF QB in Rodgers.

    Furthermore, while Dez doesn’t have the same athleticism, his best seasons came when playing with a QB who excelled at throwing the back shoulder pass, which Rodgers is probably the best in the league at. With no Jordy there’s room for a #2 WR to pair with Adams and Cobb.

  2. San Fran seems like a good fit. Jimmy could use another target. They have money. Dallas and the 49ers have a historied rivalry. I think SF makes a lot of sense.

  3. This is sort of laughable that the giants are his first choice. Lmfao. “I’ll see you twice a year…”. Eagles say they’ve aren’t interested. Then the skins say they aren’t interested. What a coincidence the giants are his top choice. Hahahaha. Weird they weren’t his top choice when he was first released…

  4. “If I didn’t have my edge I got it now… I’m sorry they got to feel me it’s personal… it’s very personal. I’ll see guys twice this year, I’m told. So that’s that.”

    He has the mind of a 4-year-old.

  5. Cleveland, Cincy, or Baltimore. They have entire teams with miscreants like Dez and he’d fit right in. There are no standards of conduct on these teams and nothing to punish him for being his lazy self.

  6. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    Cleveland, Cincy, or Baltimore. They have entire teams with miscreants like Dez and he’d fit right in. There are no standards of conduct on these teams and nothing to punish him for being his lazy self.

    ……..

    So let me guess, steeler fan.

  7. Absent his antics… Opposite an elite receiver for starters. Maybe a with a QB who will tell him to shut-up, get open and catch the ball. I may have just narrowed it down to Brady and Rodgers.

  8. kmurph1226 says:

    Best mutual fit for Dez and an NFL team is the Packers IMO. Dez’s antics will (hopefully) be minimized by playing on a contender with a no-nonsense head coach in McCarthy and a future HOF QB in Rodgers.
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    Never thought of McCarthy as a “no-nonsense” coach (he puts up with a diva).

    I do think that a pair of divas (Dez and Aaron) would be a good “mutual fit”. They deserve each other.

  9. Retire and work for ESPN or NFL Network. They have a lot of former players that love to talk about themselves.

  10. Packers are the worst fit for Dez.

    He can’t run routes and that means he’s probably not good enough to do what Aaron wants when protection breaks down and he’s scrambling.

    Combine that with a 50% catch rate – he’s not going to get targeted much which means he’ll start yapping. None would be tolerated much.

  11. Yeah, he should go play in Clara with the vet Garoppolo and do great things. There is already a strong winning culture and Bryant would just be a small piece to their dominant 6-10 team.

  12. Everyone says they don’t want Dez.. until he signs on your team.

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    Trust me on this. I was all about kicking Richie Incognito out of the league.. and then he signed with the Bills and I was like “hey everybody deserves a 5th chance” Two Pro Bowls later I am sad to see the guy go.

  13. “Dallas did Dez dirty by waiting so long to release him.”

    Some would say Dez did his teammates and the fans of Dallas dirty the last couple of years running routes with the speed and accuracy of a blind basset hound and hands of stone.

  14. In terms of QB it’s probably hooking up with Jump Ball Joe in Baltimore.
    In terms of coaching/management tolerance there’s Pittsburgh, Seattle, Carolina Cincy, TB, Carolina and the Jets. Pitt doesn’t have the need or the cash, Hawks & Panthers have some need but don’t have the cash. That leaves the Bengals & Bucs having a bit of both as well as QB’s and the Jets with plenty of both but no QB.
    So…in no particular order top 3:
    Baltimore, Cincy, Tampa

  15. Dez will be lucky to get a one year deal playing for a low end contender. Another situation just like T.O. Diminished skills, still thinks he is a WR1 and they are pains in the arse. that pretty much equals no team wants you so you’ll play for the minimum on a one year deal. have fun with that.

  16. Dez will be lucky to get a one year deal playing for a low end contender. Another situation just like T.O. Diminished skills, still thinks he is a WR1 and they are pains in the arse. that pretty much equals no team wants you so you’ll play for the minimum on a one year deal. have fun with that.

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    How bout getting to play with an actual QB. Dak was good for one year with no tape and a BEAST at RB along with the best O Line in Football. There is no evidence he is some sort of prolific passer. Let Dez go somewhere they got a QB and then we will see who has diminished skills

  17. A team that caters to high-drama Divas would be best for Dez. Like the Giants with OBJ! He does want revenge on dem Cowboys after all. Would be a great fit.

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