As we pass the midpoint of May, Dez Bryant remains unsigned.
Bryant previously received a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens worth roughly $7 million a year, but declined the offer for what he refers to as "personal reasons" (aka the Ravens aren't and will never be in the NFC East).
Now, Bryant is breaking the golden rule of social media for athletes- engaging and arguing with fans. In response to one fan wondering if Dez regrets not taking Baltimore's offer after it seems Green Bay's also taken itself out of the running, he responded with this.
Wonder if he regrets not signing with the ravens now— Q THE BARBER (@wheelerboi214) May 15, 2018
Nope not 1 bit and very appreciative for the offer. .. what’s crazy is how reports like this will try to tarnish someone character.. the slight jab saying it’s not easy to get along with.— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 15, 2018
I thought the media would give up by now with betraying me as something that I’m not https://t.co/tF6mKXbXBN
To be blunt, it does not appear that the media is betraying (did he mean portraying?) Dez in any way. Rather, facts are being reported, such as that most teams would not want the three-time Pro Bowler at any price.
On the bright side for fans of the "X", Dez made it clear that his continued free agency is not a precursor to retirement.
No I’m not retiring.. for the record me not being signed to a team yet has a lot to do with my personal decisions.. this media is a joke https://t.co/rqRFuA7COq— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 15, 2018
But will a team sign him? His former teammate and future Monday Night Football commentator Jason Witten predicted he would sign with the Packers, but even Green Bay reportedly has no interest.
Report: Packers not expected to sign Dez Bryant https://t.co/RLtBGH6RKs— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 15, 2018
It has been a tough offseason for Dez. Eventually, training camp injuries or desperate teams will look to Dez to fill a void, and seeing him unemployed to start the season would be a shock to everyone.
However, to be safe, it would be smart for Dez to put the phone down and focus on football rather than engaging with fans.