He’s a Proven No. 1 Receiver
Despite battling injuries in recent years, Dez Bryant still has averages of 66.4 catches, 932.4 yards and 9.1 touchdowns per season in his career. Additionally, he is a three-time Pro Bowler and was an All-Pro wideout in 2014.
The Jaguars don’t have another receiver with Bryant’s physical tools. He would instantly give them a big body to throw the ball to in short yardage or red zone situations. Not only that, but the younger players could learn a lot from watching his on-field exploits (and I greatly emphasize the term “on-field”).
To me, Bryant is well worth the risk. The Jaguars won’t be favored against AFC heavyweights like the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, but Bryant would give them a better chance to topple such teams.
The Jaguars will have a hard enough time repeating as AFC South champions, as the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Colts are all tough outs. But again, Bryant would raise their chances of hoisting the division crown for a second straight year.
If he can stay healthy, Fournette should enjoy another strong season behind a solid offensive line. But the Jaguars need a bigger threat in the passing game, and Bryant is the answer they have been searching for.
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