Season 19 of ABC's The Bachelor is winding down and naturally there is already speculation about who the next leading man will be.
One possibility, according to the show's host, Chris Harrison, should be Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. After all, Bryant is handsome, wealthy, emotional and (most importantly) single.
Plus, it doesn't hurt to have these abs:
It should be noted that Harrison is a little biased -- he's a Cowboys fan -- but having Bryant on the show isn't a bad idea. Not only would it attract an entirely new demographic, Bryant's affinity for the dramatic would likely cause ratings to skyrocket.
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) February 18, 2015
Kudos to Harrison for the smooth shout-out to Bryant's controversial no-catch last month in the NFC divisional round game between his Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. The marketing slogans practically write themselves:
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) February 18, 2015
Bryant wouldn't be the show's first athlete, as Jesse Palmer (football) and Juan Pablo Galavis (soccer) have both taken turns as the leading man. But Bryant would be the first African-American bachelor or bachelorette, which is a change of pace that would be welcome among the show's followers.
For the time being Bryant has more pressing concerns than whether and how he'll find his soulmate. After the best season of his career, during which he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and led the NFL with 16 touchdown receptions, there are rumors that the Cowboys might apply the franchise tag to Bryant.