Dez Bryant has made no secret of his respect for the New England Patriots. The wide receiver, a free agent since the Dallas Cowboys released him in April, recently called Tom Brady his favorite player of all-time while noting Bill Belichick’s coaching strategies are “one in a million.”
Now, Bryant is outlining why Foxborough would be an attractive destination. When the three-time Pro Bowler was urged by a fan on Twitter to reach out to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, he replied that he’d “rather go somewhere I can show case my skills for real.”
Namely, New England.
Naw I’m ok.. I rather go somewhere I can show case my skills for real.. if I line up next to Gronk hogan Edelman I’m for sure getting a 1 on 1 match up plus I won’t be getting criticized controlled for expressing my love for the game..Washington is cool as well https://t.co/lywVw8QzIa
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 9, 2018
Bryant wrote that if he lined up alongside Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, and Julian Edelman, defenses would be forced to cover him with a one-on-one matchup — “plus I won’t be getting criticized [and] controlled for expressing my love for the game.”
The wideout added the Washington Redskins would be “cool as well.”
Bryant’s free agency tour included a stop in Cleveland, but he did not agree to a deal with the Browns. The Patriots looked like a viable option for Bryant after Danny Amendola’s departure, Edelman’s four-game suspension, and a series of training camp injuries. However, the remaining receiving corps took care of business against the Houston Texans during the season-opening victory.