Jets should sign Dez Bryant for remainder of the season
By K. Jared Wright
The New York Jets need help bad when it comes to their wide receiver corps as they need to add Dez Bryant to the mix.
While going through a slow rebuild after hitting the reset button on the franchise, the New York Jets currently sit at 3-5 in third place in the AFC East. While the Jets came out of the 2018 offseason shoring up many glaring areas of need-namely a potential franchise quarterback-one can take a look at the current roster and see that there is a long way to go before this team is in any shape to contend.
One did not have to look any further than last weeks tilt with the Chicago Bears to know that the Jets are having severe trouble staying afloat on the offensive side of the football. While the Jets have full confidence that Sam Darnold is the quarterback of the future, they are playing with fire by not giving him much help in terms of weapons or protection.
For better or worse, general manager Mike Maccagnan did not pull the trigger on any deals before the 4 pm trade deadline on Tuesday, leaving the offense with a depleted wide receiver corps. Currently dealing with few playmakers at the position (among others), the Jets should call on Dez Bryant to fill in for the remainder of the season.
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According to the most recent update from OverTheCap.com, the Jets currently have $16,263,739 in available cap space. If they sign Bryant to a deal until seasons end, it would not even put a dent in the amount of space allocated for the remainder of the year. Additionally, the deal should not extend beyond the end of the 2018 season.
Acquiring Bryant while Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa are out with injuries can only help Darnold while the cupboard is as bare as it is at wide receiver. If Bryant turns out to be a headcase, the Jets can walk at the end of the season.
After being cut by the Cowboys, one could infer that Bryant wants to prove he still has “it” in order to obtain one final big money contract. That is certainly a big “if” but the Jets are a prime candidate to offer him that opportunity at low risk to the team. Sitting at 3-5, the Jets do not have much to lose bringing him in, and maybe it can provide a badly needed spark. on offense.