Dez Bryant’s release from the Dallas Cowboys was a shocking move that rocked the NFL. Adding that kind of a talent to the free agency pool this late in the offseason isn’t something that normally happens.
Now that Bryant is on the open market, fans of almost every team would like to see their front office reach out to show interest in the star wide receiver. Bryant has made it clear that he would like to sign with an NFC East team if possible, as he wants to play the Cowboys twice in 2018. While he may want to play in the same division as the Cowboys, there is no guarantee that he will be able to have that wish granted.
One team that has shown up as an intriguing fit for Bryant is the Green Bay Packers. As everyone will remember, Bryant’s “catch” that was ruled incomplete happened against the Packers in the playoffs a few years back.
Aaron Rodgers throwing to Bryant would certainly make for a dangerous duo. Bryant was asked by 247 Sports about playing for the Packers and he stopped just short of saying that he won’t sign with Green Bay.
“It wouldn’t seem right. Too much history.”
That is all that Bryant had to say in the interview. It may not count the Packers out entirely, but he still doesn’t seem to be too interested in signing with the Packers. Perhaps he isn’t quite over the whole “catch or no catch” event.
Green Bay certainly could use a wide receiver like Bryant. After releasing Jordy Nelson earlier this offseason, the Packers would love to give Rodgers a weapon like Bryant. Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jimmy Graham, and Bryant would be one of the most dangerous receiving corps in the league.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see where Bryant ends up. There are going to be quite a few offers for him to choose between and it wouldn’t be surprising if the Packers are one of those offers.
Bryant doesn’t seem interested at this point in time, but who knows if he will change his mind and play with one of the best quarterbacks of all-time.