Dez Bryant listed the New Orleans Saints as one of the three teams he would sign with going into the 2020 NFL season as he dreams of a return.
The biggest question of the offseason is who will the New Orleans Saints re-sign and who will they target in the draft and the free agency period this year. The biggest needs the Saints have would be a No. 2 wide receiver, offensive line help, and secondary help.
Over the course of the 2019-2020 season, we here at Who Dat Dish were pushing for the Saints to do something to help Michael Thomas. We hoped they would sign Josh Gordon when he got waived. We hoped they would trade before the deadline.
We also hoped that they would sign free-agent Dez Bryant. While none of those happened, Dez Bryant is still a free agent, and he might just be the best option that the New Orleans Saints have for cheap help for wide receiver Michael Thomas.
Even Bryant says that it would be a dream goal to play again for the New Orleans Saints.
Dez Bryant was an absolute beast while he was in the NFL. He was prematurely released by the Dallas Cowboys at the end of the 2017 season. As a result, the New Orleans Saints quickly signed the star receiver to a one-year contract through the 2018 season.
In his first practice as a Saint, Bryant tore his Achilles tendon and was ruled out for the remainder of the year. Bryant has still to find a team that is willing to take the chance on the eight-year wide receiver out of Oklahoma State.
In his last full year, Bryant caught 69 balls for 838 yards and 6 touchdowns in 16 games started. His career bests are 93 receptions (2013), 1,382 yards (2012), and 16 touchdowns (2014). Bryant has also been named to three Pro-Bowls and one first-team All-Pro selections.
These two facts are true: the New Orleans Saints need help at a wide receiver position, and the Saints don’t have enough cap space to re-sign who they need to and still sign a high-profile free-agent wide receiver.
Dez Bryant would be the perfect fix to both of those questions, and the best part is — He wants to play for the black and gold. It would be a drastic mistake not to sign the wide receiver to at least a one-year contract again and give him a chance.