Natural talent isn't enough to thrive in the NFL anymore. Of course, it takes hard work and perseverance, but you also need your head screwed on straight in order to succeed.
Martavis Bryant is a perfect example of this.
There's no debating whether or not the wideout is gifted enough to play in the NFL. The debate is now whether or not teams should ever take a chance on him again.
After his most recent year-long suspension, we may have seen the last of Bryant.
Former Raiders’ WR Martavis Bryant is facing a year-long suspension for substance-related relapse, per sources. More on ESPN’s Sunday Countdown at 10 am.https://t.co/xvnKB08lXV— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2018
This is the second year-long suspension Bryant has received in three seasons. Sandwiched in between these suspensions was a mediocre season in Pittsburgh, proving to be more of a nuisance than a weapon. The Steelers shipped him off to Oakland, and Bryant brought his baggage along with him.
Bryant never played a single meaningful snap for Oakland, who washed their hands of him before Week 1 with this latest suspension looming.
Raiders cut Bryant reportedly amid appeal of drug suspension Raiders are a mess https://t.co/QuTZMMtgvi— Brian Finneran (@BFinn86) September 2, 2018
It's hard to imagine a scenario seeing Bryant on the field again. Yes, he'll be 27 when due for reinstatement, but he has also shown no remorse for these careless actions.
People may hope this could be a Josh Gordon situation, where Bryant turns it around and gets help, but he also isn't nearly as talented as the Browns' wideout.
It's a year away, but Bryant is going to have a hard time finding a job for the 2019 season.
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