Dez Bryant wants to play two more seasons but not with Ravens

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The Ravens weren’t expected to bring back Dez Bryant anyway, but the receiver made clear in a series of tweets Tuesday night, that he has no interest in returning.

Bryant, 32, played six games, making six catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns, in his return to football after two years out of the game.

“I realized quick Baltimore wasn’t the place for me,” Bryant wrote. “No bad blood. That’s their way of doing things so you gotta respect it.”

Bryant said he plans on playing two more seasons “and that’s it for me.” The question is: Will anyone else give him a shot?

The Ravens finished last in the league in passing, with Bryant behind Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and Willie Snead on the depth chart. Bryant played 129 snaps. He never had more than 28 yards receiving in a game and didn’t make a catch in the team’s two playoff games, playing nine snaps in each game.

“It’s hard,” Bryant wrote. “I’ve been off almost three years. I flashed my abilities to the point [Ravens coach John] Harbaugh asked was I ready to play because he thought I was ready …You have to learn the playbook …chemistry with the QB have to be on point.”

Bryant said he was thankful for the opportunity, was unbothered about playing time and enjoyed himself.

32 responses to “Dez Bryant wants to play two more seasons but not with Ravens

  1. Guy was out of ball for 2 years and quickly realized that Lamar Jackson wasn’t going to be getting him the ball. To be fair, I don’t think he was going to be the featured receiver no matter who the QB was. Hard to know what he thinks is the ideal team for him at this point.

  2. I agree with what he is saying. I don’t think any WR would want to be on a team where the QB clearly wants to run first and pass second. And quite frankly, I wouldn’t want to be a fan of a team that wins ball games that way. I rather win the old school way, all hands on deck!!!

  3. “The Ravens finished last in the league in passing“

    That’s because Lamar Jackson is a great athlete, horrible passer.

  4. Dez Bryant would have had more yards in Baltimore if he was a running back.

  5. Dez realized the reason WRs don’t do well there isn’t just because the Ravens suck remarkably at drafting and developing WRs (although they do that, too).

    As a Steeler fan, Ravens drafting WRs are like Steelers drafting CBs. Probably not going to end well and, if it does, probably not going to end as well as it could’ve.

  6. ‘The Ravens finished last in the league in passing’- (all the reason one need)
    The Bucs showed how crucial a good passer is for a teams success!

  7. Yeah, like Dez Bryant gets to decide how many more years he gets to play as if he’s Tom Brady…

  8. I remember another former Cowboy that was 32 years old and looking for another team. He was very hopeful that somebody would sign him. Eventually, a team did. Dallas signed him. I was happy for him because he really wanted to play again. However, he was at the end of his career. So who knows, perhaps Dez could return to Dallas.

  9. Dez they gave you plenty of chances. 1 catch a game isn’t going to get you another chance. It is weird that Ravens are last in passing yards and their passing coordinator gets HC job for Texans…

  10. Unfortunately Dez still thinks he is a featured receiver. I doubt Dez is a starting receiver anymore. His choices are limiter. He can retire or play for any team that might want him in a limited role.

  11. “The Ravens finished last in the league in passing”

    That’s unforgivable for a modern playoff team with Superbowl expectations.

  12. Translation……………they felt I wasn’t worth the drama and the headaches. Seriously, he is going to have a tough time getting a job. 32 years old, doesn’t play special teams and no speed is not exactly a good scenario. Throw in the fact of salary and yikes!!!!!

  13. Wow, he makes it sound like he has a choice. Most likely he will never get another gig on any team.

  14. Hard to not finish last year in passing when you have a rb playing qb. That’s bad when you finish behind a Scam Newton led Patriots team.

  15. “I realized quick Baltimore wasn’t the place for me,” Bryant wrote. “No bad blood. That’s their way of doing things so you gotta respect it.”

    Lamar, unless you start quarterbacking better, WR’s that the ravens do sign will all start saying the same thing. Marquise Brown is getting disgruntled even though he drops half the passes thrown to him.

  16. scoreatwill says:
    February 24, 2021 at 7:04 am
    Translation……………they felt I wasn’t worth the drama and the headaches. Seriously, he is going to have a tough time getting a job. 32 years old, doesn’t play special teams and no speed is not exactly a good scenario. Throw in the fact of salary and yikes!!!!!

    ———————-

    What salary. He’s only worth a vet min with incentives. Dude isn’t going to break a teams payroll.

  17. So basically, he said, thank you Baltimore for signing me when nobody else was even thinking about me.
    I wonder if Baltimore “realized quick” Dez wasn’t the receiver for them?

  18. If you can rush for 400 YPG being 32nd in passing is less important. Yards are yards. In the Ravens lost to the Bills they were statistically superior passing the ball yet still lost because they couldn’t get in the end zone and turned it over. I doubt the Ravens will miss Dez, although they will miss Willie Snead.

  19. Lamar has a career 64.0 completion percentage. The league averages 66.4, so he’s a little under par there. But he also only averaged 25.9 pass attempts per game last season, and the league average was 34.25. So with over 160 total pass attempts less than the league over the course of a season, naturally he’s not going to have the total yards as everyone else. But to say he can’t pass is just idiotic. As a Ravens fan I definitely want to see them open the passing game more, but they need to improve the O-Line and get a top flight WR whom defenses respect. Maybe a new OC too.

  20. Dez Bryant is a diva and always will be. If individual accolades is what matter to you, then you are on the wrong team. Good luck finding another contending team year in and year out. If winning is more important to you, then the The Ravens might be your team. The ravens have a 30–7 record with Lamar as a starter in the regular season. In the playoffs 1-3. I am sure all the critics that are criticizing Lamar’s passing have a legitimate point. However, it does not tell the whole story. Lamar’ stats
    TD–INT: 68–18
    Passing yards: 7,085
    Completion percentage: 64.0
    Passer rating: 102.6
    Rushing yards: 2,906
    Rushing touchdowns: 19
    Lamar will only get better. His mechanics will improve. His accuracy will improve. His footwork will improve. He has however something you can’t teach, speed, athleticism that are unparalleled.

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