Lamar Jackson ‘can’t wait’ to see Dez Bryant play on Sundays
Dez Bryant continues to stage what is characterized by many as an unlikely NFL comeback with his signing to the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad.
While it may take some time, if much at all, for Bryant to crack the Ravens’ active roster, Lamar Jackson cannot wait to see what the former First-Team All-Pro wide receiver prove himself on the field.
What’s more, what Jackson had seen from afar and now is seeing in practice leads him to believe it won’t be long until Bryant is suited up for a Ravens gameday.
“Oh man, he’s a great route runner, strong hands, he’s dialed into the playbook; he’s always asking me questions about the playbook – stuff like that,” Jackson said of Bryant. “He wants to compete. I just can’t wait until he gets out there with us on Sundays and fully practices with us.”
Bryant has had plenty of complimentary things to say about Jackson as well, as he called the reigning NFL MVP “the man” prior to a workout with the Ravens in August.
The Ravens are on the lookout for wide receiving talent that would help bolster the weapons on the outside for Jackson, who hasn’t been at his best in the passing game this season.
While Jackson endorsed bringing in Antonio Brown earlier this year, the enigmatic wide receiver has since caught on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bryant evidently showed enough in his tryouts for the Ravens to take a risk-free flier on him.
After being cut loose by the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant caught on with the New Orleans Saints nine weeks into the 2018 season. His tenure with the team was a short one, as Bryant suffered an Achilles tear in one of his first practices. He sat out the entire 2019 NFL season amid rehabilitation.
Bryant, however, has been clamoring for an NFL job for some time now. Between his impressive workout videos and pursuit of “redemption” in a potential career resurrection, Bryant has positioned himself to finally make all his hard work pay off.