This is a bold and risky move by Dez.
As you most likely know by now, the Dallas Cowboys have chosen to part ways with Dez Bryant. At the time, it seemed like a big market would open up for Bryant, but things have been slow in the early going.
Part of the reason for that might be the multi-year deal Dez turned down from the Baltimore Ravens.
Dez Bryant reportedly turned down a multi-year deal from the Ravens https://t.co/LlDmAK3vNQ— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 25, 2018
Apparently, the Ravens came at Dez with a substantial offer over multiple seasons. Bryant reportedly turned them down, as that wasn't what he was looking for.
Baltimore has since signed Willie Snead.
Source: Former #Cowboys WR Dez Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the #Ravens. He apparently wants a big 1-year deal and chance to secure bigger long-term contract as a UFA from beginning in 2019.— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) April 25, 2018
Dez apparently wants a one-year deal that pays big money right now. The plan is to play his butt off this year, and then secure a massive deal in free agency next year when he'll be 30 years old. Not a bad plan all at all.
This is risky, but we have no idea how much money Baltimore offered Dez. Sure, it could've been a three-year or four-year deal, but if it only paid $8 million a year or something like that, he might be wise to have turned it down.
Only time will tell how this will all work out for Dez.