Overall Bryant’s rookie campaign was nothing short of a success as I would surely give him a grade of at least a B-. In the first game of the year against the Redskins, Bryant was targeted 12 times by then-offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Guess that was just a sign of things to come.
In some ways Bryant’s rookie year read like soap opera. There was the shoulder pad incident with Roy Williams, a sprained ankle and a sideline blow-up.
Let’s take a look at Bryant’s rookie season in all of its explosive stages.