The San Francisco 49ers hit a home run by acquiring wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders before the trade deadline. It’s taken two games to see how important it was for the offense to add a reliable target on offense. Are the 49ers done adding pieces to their roster?
The offense is looking for consistency outside of Sanders at wide receiver. Deebo Samuel and Dante Pettis will continue to progress, but the ups and downs could drive John Lynch to bring in a veteran that has been through it all. Former Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant is looking to make a comeback. Bryant, who hasn’t played a regular-season game since 2017, has indicated interest in returning to the NFL and will begin contacting teams in a few weeks. Here is a video that surfaced earlier this week of Bryant working out:
We ready to go!!! @DezBryant Return of 88 ♂️” Train Like A Pro” pic.twitter.com/BTg2MlMN0Y— David Robinson (@drobalwayzopen) November 7, 2019
Bryant looks more like a George Kittle replacement than for one of the 49ers receivers above. Then again, I may be able to get a few catches with Kyle Shanahan calling the plays.
Bryant attempted a comeback this time last year with the Saints but tore his Achilles after two practices. Dez is a big name, and I could see why fans would want to sign him. The good news is Bryant knows he wouldn’t be brought in to be a teams No. 1 WR:
I’m not trying to go nowhere and be a starter on a team I want to contribute because I know I will be able too... I’m feeling good... in two weeks I’m going to reach out to teams and see what happens.... let’s go X— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 6, 2019
The bad news is that’s not the right to*, and there is a lot of projection in the thinking that Bryant will be able to contribute more than one of the younger guys. Playoff experience matters, but not at the cost of putting a worse player on the field.
My answer? Jalen Hurd. Think about what we saw in the preseason and during training camp. Hurd is that type of player. A big-bodied wideout that makes tough contested catches over the middle of the field and can be a red-zone target. Shanahan mentioned before Thursday’s practice that Hurd has a chance to return:
“He’s got a chance to come back in, the first time we can activate him to practice I think is next week, the Arizona week. So, we’ll see how this week goes and we’ll make that decision next week. If he’s not ready by then, he’ll be week-to-week to give him that chance to open up that three-week window.”
Where do you stand on this, is there a scenario in which you would want to bring Bryant on the roster?
Should the 49ers sign Dez?
This poll is closed
Only if Hurd isn’t healthy