It looks like former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is willing to bet on himself. According to Ed Werder, the recently released former Pro Bowler turned down a long-term contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens.
He’s said to be looking for a one-year deal with an opportunity to hit free agency next March.
Source: Former #Cowboys WR Dez Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the #Ravens. He apparently wants a big 1-year deal and chance to secure bigger long-term contract as a UFA from beginning in 2019.
— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) April 25, 2018
At 29 years old and having not recorded a 1,000-yard campaign since 2015, it’s surprising that Bryant was even offered a long-term deal. It’s more surprising that he would turn down said deal.
If Bryant is indeed looking for a one-year contract, it stands to reason that he’d want to go to a team with a proven quarterback and a need for a starting receiver. The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints obviously come to mind first. Though, the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams could also be in play here.
Don’t expect anything to happen on this front until well after the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft this week.