Three-Time Pro-Bowler Dez Bryant is headed to the Big Easy to join the New Orleans Saints. Here is why this will be a great addition for the Saints and a way for Bryant to revive his NFL career.
After handing the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season, the New Orleans Saints are quickly becoming the team to beat the NFL. As the hottest team in the league, the Saints are currently first in the NFC South Division and riding a seven-game win streak heading into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
If the playoffs started today, New Orleans would end the season tied for the second best chance of winning the Super Bowl per Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report.
Without a doubt, the Saints are by far a top-five team in the league, but general manager, Mickey Loomis, have made a move to place the Saints atop the NFL come February.
According to Ian Rapoprt of NFL.com, the Saints have signed free agent wide receiver, Dez Bryant, for the remainder of the 2018 season. New Orleans’ signing comes just a day after Bryant workout for the organization on Tuesday.
Although past his prime and no longer the player that made him a three-time pro-bowler, the 30-year old receiver from Oklahoma State University would be a huge upgrade for the Saints.
New Orleans has their sites set on a deep Super Bowl run, and the addition of Bryant would give the Saints a reliable second option behind Michael Thomas, one of the game’s best pass catchers.
However, as much as the Saints need Bryant, New Orleans would be a great place for the former NFL’s touchdowns leader (2014) to resurrect his pro-career.
While playing with the sometimes mediocre talents of Tony Romo for the majority of his career, Bryant was able to establish himself as one of the top receivers in the league. His astonishing play with Romo led many to ponder, how great he would have been playing next to one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks?
The same can be said for Drew Brees. Like Bryant, Brees never played with an elite receiver but still managed to become an all-time great quarterback throughout his career. No disrespect to Brandin Cooks nor Marques Colston, but neither player were as good as Bryant during the prime of his career.
With Brees on track to win his first MVP award, it would be nice to see the Saints finally pair him with one of the best receivers in the game. As well as finally seeing Bryant paired with one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.
The Brees to Bryant connection can easily become one of the most fierce duos in the league. And if he does return to form, the high-octane Saints will be even more feared in the latter half of the season.
With an agreement is reached, Bryant will have the chance to redeem his career and contribute to a winning team. And with the leadership of Brees, New Orleans would be a great place to help control some of Bryant’s off-field antics that has plagued him throughout his eight-year NFL career.
After he was cut by the Dallas Cowboys in April, Bryant has struggled to find a team to take a chance on him. Over the course of his career, Bryant has recorded a total of 7,459 receiving yards on 531 receptions.
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