The Dez Bryant saga has finally reached its next chapter as the receiver-needy Saints have signed the former Dallas Cowboy to a one-year deal. After being released in the off-season and failing to find the “right fit,” Bryant simply worked out on his own, waiting for the right chance to come. He apparently believes that’s happened now and will join a Saints team that seems to be going all-in this year in a quest to get one more Super Bowl title with the immortal Drew Brees at the helm. The signing has some far reaching dynasty implications, so let’s take a look at the players involved.
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Bryant’s eight year career in Dallas had its fair share of drama, but also some really good production as well. For his career, Bryant has posted 531 catches, 7,459 yards and a whopping 73 touchdowns. However, his production has tailed off fairly dramatically since his 88/1,320/16 season in 2014. Since that banner year, Bryant has posted just 150 catches, 2,035 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past three seasons.
It’s fair to wonder just what Bryant has left in the tank. In New Orleans, he’ll be the third option at best behind Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, leaving his production up in the air on a week-to-week basis. However, there’s no doubt he can be a solid red zone threat for a team that needs another one and finds itself near the goal line about as much as any team in football.
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