Dez Bryant last played an NFL game in 2017 as a member of the Cowboys, before Dallas cut him prior to the 2018 season. The wide receiver signed with Saints in November of 2018, but tore his Achilles tendon in just his second practice with the team.
But he's still holding out hope that he can latch on to an NFL team in 2020, and he's got at least one big fan in Jets safety Jamal Adams.
Bryant tweeted on Monday that he'd love to return to return to the Cowboys and serve in a role similar to the one Jason Witten did with Dallas this season.
Give me the role they gave witten.. no shot at witten ..let me play with zeke pollard Gallup cooper Cobb jarwin...... think about it.. in the mean time I'm working- Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 19, 2020
Witten, of course, initially retired after the 2017 season and spent 2018 as a Monday Night Football broadcaster. But he shocked the football world by returning to the Cowboys this season, playing a reduced role but still catching 63 passes for 529 yards and four touchdowns.
If the Cowboys don't come calling, Adams appears to be hoping the Jets will. The Pro Bowler tweeted at Bryant, saying that he'd "take the field with [Bryant] in a heartbeat."
I'd take the field with you in a heartbeat. Not too many have that mindset that we talked about. We're different. You'll be back soon brotha. Keep going. Luv! @DezBryant- Jamal Adams (@Prez) January 21, 2020
Bryant is a three-time Pro Bowler and a former first-team All-Pro, but is a long way removed from when he averaged more than 1300 yards and 13 touchdowns between 2012-2014. But Bryant insists he's hard at work to return to the NFL, and it seems like Adams would love to have him in a Jets uniform come next season.