Dez Bryant Explains Why He Is Too Good For XFL
Dez Bryant explained why he is too good for the XFL this week.
Bryant, 31, desperately wants to return to football. He has been all over social media for months seemingly begging everyone from the Dallas Cowboys to the New Orleans Saints to the Baltimore Ravens to take a chance on him.
The Saints were willing to bring Bryant on board at one point two years ago, but an Achilles tear ultimately cut that partnership short.
Given how badly Bryant seems to want to return to football, some wondered whether perhaps he would consider joining the XFL.
Turns out, the answer is no.
Despite big names like former Ohio State star Cardale Jones, former Oklahoma standout Landry Jones and former NFL backup Josh Johnson participating in Vince McMahon’s new football league, it appears Bryant think he is above it.
Dez Bryant has had a season away from football, and now he wants to return. https://t.co/FxxqqLyYPv
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 14, 2020
“Nah, not at all. I know I can still play,” he said.
“That’s not an issue for me. I have high confidence in myself. No disrespect to the XFL, I just know I can play in (the NFL), that’s not a question.”
During his last year in Dallas, back in 2017, Bryant recorded 838 yards and six scores on 69 catches. The team subsequently released him in 2018.
While Bryant was certainly a solid contributor in his prime from 2012-2014, the hype surrounding him was always much greater than the impact he had on the field.
There is obviously a chance that Bryant will still find a role with an NFL team, but he would likely get way more bang for his buck being a star in the XFL than being a bench warmer for any NFL team desperate enough at wide receiver to actually sign him.