Dez Bryant May Have Turned Down Multi-Year Offer From The Ravens Because He’s Holding Out For NY Giants
Last month, it was reported by NFL.com’s IaN Rapoport that former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant turned down a pretty significant multiyear offer from the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens needed a multiyear deal to fit Bryant’s number under the salary cap, per Rapoport. The former Cowboys star, conversely, is seeking a one-year contract that will enable him to test the market again in 2019.
In other words, Bryant is banking on a bounce-back year to rehabilitate his league-wide value.
That’s a high-risk approach for a player attempting to reverse the decline phase of his career. The Ravens’ offer was “pretty lucrative,”
Bryant has gone on record to say that he doesn’t regret turning down the Ravens despite lack of interest from other teams from around the league.
Apparently, Bryant may be holding out because he wants to wait around and see if the Giants will have a need at wide receiver during training camp because he wants to get revenge on the Cowboys.
Via NFL.com’s Jane Slater
Right now, it’s a little bit about revenge,” . “I think he’s holding out to see if New York happens to have a need come training camp, and I have to tell you that selfishly, I’d like to see Dez in this division. Covering the Cowboys as much as I do, because I think that he’d make a matchup that’s already entertaining now that we have Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott, now adding Dez Bryant, and I think you have a very interesting division.”
If what Slater says is true then it’s a pretty bold strategy on Dez’s part to wait around for the Giants considering they have shown no interest to sign him this offseason.