On a scale of 0-10, where 0 is there is absolutely no chance the Packers sign Bryant and 10 are it’s 100 percent guaranteed, where do you rate the chances it happens and why?
David Steger: 6
Dez has a legitimate shot with the Packers to still work out a deal. He had offers on the table and turned them down to try and play the Cowboys twice a year which isn’t looking like its going to happen. What better way to stick it to the Cowboys and sign with the team that has beaten them in some pretty big games since 2014 season?
He has had his runs with Tony Romo and Dak Prescott and has come up short each time. Brian Gutekunst is adding pieces to the Packers that can help them win now and in the near future while Rodgers is still at the helm. Adding Bryant would elevate the offense to another level and would make it unstoppable.
I saw the Bryant of old in the interview post-Cowboys’ release which means a motivated Bryant. The only thing holding back Bryant is himself by not letting the past go with the Packers. If he can let that go then there can definitely be a deal that could change the entire playing field of the NFC.
Brandon Carwile: 3
I give it a three. This is too risky in Brian Gutekunst’s first year as the general manager and would be an awful first impression if the signing does go south. I don’t think Bryant is the missing piece for a Green Bay Super Bowl run. I would rather run with the young guys.
Also, you don’t want to alienate Rodgers with someone who has that much of an ego.
Mike Wendlandt: 3
I tend to give it a 3 out of 10. I’m not on the “Bryant is done” train, but I am looking at the train schedule to see when that might be. He’s still very talented and should be able to carve out a 49ers-era Anquan Boldin-type career over the next few seasons. But he’s going to want a lot of money and has already turned down one team in Baltimore.
The most likely scenario that I would see him being brought in would be if there was an injury in camp or the rookies really struggle during OTAs and the first week of training camp. Barring that, I don’t see him being much of a consideration over a veteran offensive lineman or a tight end. Plus, if he were signed, we’d have to go through the “Ty Montgomery number change” debate all over again. Dez isn’t done, but he’s going to prove that in a place that’s not Green Bay.