Jason Witten thinks Dez Bryant will be a Packer

Ruben Hill
May 15, 2018

Witten believes Dez would fit right into the Packers system and flourish. He has been a part of a potent offense for the Dallas Cowboys, but chose to walk away from the National Football League for a career in the broadcasting booth.

Witten retired from the NFL and joined ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast as the analyst, replacing Jon Gruden. The Packers already made a splashy acquisition to fill that role this summer.

Neither man will pull on the Dallas jersey for the upcoming season after Witten's retirement but the former tight end thinks he knows where Bryant will land.

Witten went on The Adam Schefter podcast on Monday and predicted that Bryant will sign with the Green Bay Packers.

A quick examination of the Packers depth chart makes it pretty apparent there isn't a home for Bryant in Green Bay.

"I think Dez is certainly going to have some great opportunities. Aaron Rodgers throws that back-shoulder throw well, and Dez (would have) great chemistry with a quarterback who can put the ball wherever he wants". "I think it's a win-win for the Packers". He's motivated. Dez is a smart football player and so he understands how important the quarterback position is. Then, the Ravens picked up receivers Jaleel Scott and Jordan Lasley during Day 3 of the Draft, continuing to revamp the wide receiver room that includes free agent signings Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Willie Snead. He has been called "washed up" since being released by the Cowboys, but those numbers don't look washed up. Jimmy Graham is a better version of what Bryant hopes to be this season.

Playing with a future hall of famer in Aaron Rodgers can turn any WR's career around.

There's no doubt Bryant has seen a decline in recent years, but that's not to say his tank is completely empty.

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