Who dat thinks he’s going to get a Super Bowl ring after all? A sidelined Dez Bryant, of course.
The outspoken wide receiver who signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints in November after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys following eight seasons tweeted on Sunday that he expects get some hardware “whenever” the Saints win it all.
“I’ll still get a ring whenever the saints win the super bowl,” Bryant, 30, tweeted an hour before the Saints-Eagles game. “I planned to get healthy then help them go back to back and I caught it … tune in and watch the saints work today.”
Bryant, a Texas native, joined the Saints on Nov. 8 and was placed on the injured reserve list two days later after tearing his Achilles tendon during his first practice with the team.
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“Things was just starting to heat up for me,” Bryant tweeted at the time. “I won’t question the man upstairs … this is the ultimate test … thank you everyone for the prayers.”
Bryant’s remarks on Sunday, meanwhile, prompted hundreds of replies, including some that criticized him for not having more success on the field in Dallas and others that questioned whether he would truly accept the Super Bowl hardware despite not being on the field for New Orleans.
“I’m no different from you fans who actually root for your squad,” Bryant tweeted later Sunday. “Then again I am different … I’m with the saints … I can’t help it if God put me in this fabulous position … little devils quit hatin … if you hate me I love you.”
Bryant — who watched his new teammates beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 for a spot in the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams — later acknowledged that he has done “absolutely nothing” on the field for the Saints.
“I did absolutely nothing and I’m still going to get my ring … man I’m not hurt I’ve been over that,” Bryant wrote. “I’m going to support the saints because they have me a chance and want me back on the team.”