Dez Bryant, like all his fantasy football supporters, wants more for Kyle Pitts.
In Week 1, the Atlanta Falcons tight-end caught two of only three targets for a total of 44 yards. Bryant asked his former team to help Pitts.
Bryant shared a picture of Pitts with his arms wide open, but to no avail. He sent a message to the Dallas Cowboys.
“Get @kylepitts__ to Dallas please!!! This is unacceptable!!! He deserves better,” Bryant wrote on the site now using his old X hand signal as a name.
Pitts was expected to be a star tight-end when Atlanta selected him as the No4. The highest pick ever for a tight end in NFL history. The team has not yet used him as such.
Pitts’ 28-game career has seen him grab 98 passes for 1,426 yard and three touchdowns. Last season, the 6-foot-6 playmaker was targeted five times in the red zone.
Bryant responded to the original post, by deflecting blame from Falcons QB Desmond Ridder who “had nothing to do with play calls.”
“Kyle Pitts is wasting generational talent inside a dysfunctional organization at the moment struggling to get him the ball,” Bryant continued. “Get Pitts outta there and put him in a situation where he can thrive.”
Dallas would be a great change of scene for the 22 year old. Dalton Schultz was a key player with Dak Prescott prior to joining the Houston Texans. The Cowboys are likely to use Pitts in more passing situations than they do the Falcons.
Jake Ferguson, Schultz’s replacement as the starting , nailed two of seven targets, gaining 11 yards, in a 40-0 thrashing by the New York Giants to open their season.
It seems unlikely that Atlanta would trade Pitts, despite his inability to maximize his potential. Maybe he will get more chances when the Falcons play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.