The Dallas Cowboys made a big decision to release former Pro Bowl WR Dez Bryant, so will Bryant throw up the X in the Music City? The 29-year-old receiver was due $16.5 million, forcing the Cowboys to move on since he hasn’t lived to the contract he signed. So now, Dez plays the waiting game. As the season nears, the market has been awful for Bryant. After he was first released, he turned down an offer from the Ravens. Dez now appears ready to pounce on the best situation to become available.
The Titans’ receiver situation isn’t the greatest as training camps are nearly upon us. Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews have dealt with injuries since organized team activities. It was strange the Titans didn’t sign more WR’s to bring to camp. With the WR position compromised, would the team add such a big personality to the locker room? This is not 2014, Mr. X. This is an average receiver at the moment
The Tennessee Titans took a big step forward in 2017 by making the postseason and winning a playoff game. But, if the team is going to take the next step and become a serious contender in the AFC this year, Marcus Mariota could use more help. After inheriting a dumpster fire in his first year, Mariota’s gone 18-14 as a starter, including last year’s playoffs.
In yet another down year for Bryant, he had more receiving yards and receiving touchdowns than any Tennessee Titans receiver this past season. The Titans had 15 receiving touchdowns over 16 games. Take out the tight end production and that drops to nine. Eliminate the running back touchdowns and now it’s at six. To understand what Bryant would bring to the Titans, let’s look at some statistics. Bryant had six receiving touchdowns last season. From a pure position standpoint, Bryant had as many touchdowns as all of the Titans’ receivers combined in 2017.
To some, he’s unemployable despite having talent that cannot be ignored. If a team believes in him, he could find new inspiration to throw up his signature X after scoring. Bryant’s antics have many teams conflicted with adding the former Pro Bowl receiver. He’s been labeled a “locker room distraction” as some believe he physically hasn’t recovered from injuries and the media storm that surrounds them. Still, the Titans have emerged as a team for Bryant. In Nashville the media firestorm won’t be such a force compared to larger markets. The Titans could make a splash move by bringing Bryant to the Music City.