Dez Bryant's NFL career seems destined to end unceremoniously, but the former Dallas Cowboys receiver is doing everything in his power to get one last crack at a ring before hanging it up.
Bryant informed all contending NFL teams that he is "just ready to get in a camp" after a few years without football due to his perception around the league and an Achilles injury.
These three contenders could use an upgrade at wide receiver, and Bryant could come through with some big catches in crucial late-season games.
3. Green Bay Packers
The Packers' decision to pass on taking a wide receiver in the 2020 draft remains extremely puzzling to this very day. Devin Funchess, Allen Lazard, and Equanimeous St. Brown, in the eyes of GM Brian Gutekunst, can all potentially be viable No. 2 receivers on a team with title aspirations. Rather than pray that one of these guys pans out, the Packers should look to sign Bryant. While his history at Lambeau is checkered to say the least, Aaron Rodgers clearly prefers veterans over young players, and Bryant could take over the No. 2 wideout role if everything goes as planned.
2. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers not only have a need at wide receiver that Bryant could certainly fill, but San Francisco wideout Kendrick Bourne has been openly campaigning for Bryant to come to the Bay Area. While his skillset might be a bit of an unusual fit in a Kyle Shanahan offense that places a premium on speed and separation, he has more pedigree than anyone else in that receiver room at the moment, and Jimmy Garoppolo would love a physical red zone target like Bryant.
1. Baltimore Ravens
Dez hasn't been shy about his love for Ravens quarterback and league MVP Lamar Jackson, and Baltimore hasn't been shy about poking around the league to find more wide receiver help. While Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, and Devin Duvernay all look like future studs, Baltimore needs an experienced receiver that Jackson can rely on to go over the middle and secure tough catches in crucial situations. Considering the options available right now, Bryant might be the best fit for the Ravens.