In a recent interview on the Adam Schefter podcast, Jason Witten expressed his thoughts on his new Monday Night Football gig and where he believes former teammate Dez Bryant will end up.
Speaking to Adam Schefter, a well-renowned football insider for ESPN, former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten expressed his thoughts on former teammate Dez Bryant‘s future destination and the Green Bay Packers were mentioned.
“What would be the best landing spot for one of your former teammates Dez Bryant?” Schefter asked. “I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers”, Witten responded.
Here’s the full quote below:
"“I think Dez is certainly going to have some great opportunities, he’s motivated. And I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers. I mean, I think that’s a great spot for him.Aaron Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well. And Dez has great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants. I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League.”"
Witten also stated the New Orleans Saints would be a great landing spot for Bryant. He did emphasize he had no insider knowledge regarding the situation, but rather it was how he saw some of the best fits for Bryant
So what are the implications if this happens? Many have raved about Davante Adams as being a true No. 1 receiver. This likely means Bryant would take a backseat as being the No. 2 receiver. With perceived attitude issues in the past, this could act as a roadblock. Bryant was never relegated to a No. 2 option in the Dallas Cowboys’ passing attack.
A potential pairing with Adams would be the best option for Bryant at this point in his career, who turns 30-years-old next season. Opposing teams would be forced to choose who they’d want their No. 1 cornerback guarding. Bryant is an excellent red zone threat, while Adams is incredible between the numbers.
Throw Randall Cobb and Jimmy Graham into the mix, and the Packers would have the best receiving corps in the NFL.
Another important thing to note is the fact the Cowboys released Bryant. This means whoever signs him would not be forced to give up a compensatory pick in next year’s draft. Brian Gutekunst has shown his willingness to be aggressive in free agency. Could Bryant be the latest signing in an already wild offseason?