New Orleans Saints: Dez Bryant Finally Gets a Shot at a Ring
Dez Bryant has finally found a team for the 2018 NFL Season. He signed a contract on Thursday with the New Orleans Saints. The contract will pay him $600,000 in base salary for the remainder of the season. He also has the ability to make $500,000 in incentives. This is salary friendly contract for a player that wants to prove he is still a high-level receiver in the NFL.
Why did the New Orleans Saints target Dez Bryant?
On Tuesday, the Saints had several receivers in for tryouts. The team not only brought in Bryant, but they also brought in Kamar Aiken and Brandon Marshall as well. The team was looking to add some depth to a receiving corp that had seen some injuries in the past few weeks. Most recently they lost Cameron Meredith to IR with a knee injury. Earlier in the season, the team lost Ted Ginn Jr.
Thus the team was losing players at a position necessary for their offense. Head Coach Sean Payton relies heavily on a plethora of WRs. It allows his offense to be so dynamic.
What does this mean for Dez Bryant?
Bryant will finally get back on the football field. It also allows Dex Bryant to play for a contender. This was something that was high on his list. Not only did he want a friendly contract but he wanted to play for someone who had a legitimate chance at winning the Super Bowl. The New Orleans Saints are just that.
By joining the Saints, Dez Bryant can show that his statistical depletion over the past two years was not due to his skill set diminishing. He will be able to show that it was due to inept QB play with the Dallas Cowboys. Now, having a QB like Drew Brees throwing the ball, Dez can turn this prove it contract into a more long-term deal in 2019. This was another major sticking point with Dez Bryant’s negotiations.
What does this mean for the New Orleans Saints?
The addition of Dez Bryant adds another fine weapon to the Saints arsenal. Michael Thomas, the Saints leading receiver, is currently fourth in the NFL. Teams will now have to decide who they roll coverage to. Once Dez gets familiar with the offense and Brees, this offense can become more deadly than it already is.
The New Orleans Saints were already a contender in the NFC. They just had a shootout with the Los Angeles Rams and won. However, that was due in part to their defense. That game was probably a preview of the NFC Championship Game.
The Saints currently rank seventh in the NFL in passing offense. This addition of Dez Bryant will surely help that number go up. It may also help the Saints get back to the Super Bowl and allow Dez Bryant to finally get that coveted ring. Something he never got while with the Dallas Cowboys.
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