Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant reflected on his season and answered reporters' questions about his future Sunday evening.
"Man, right now, I'm not going to discuss that," he told TribLive, with general manager Kevin Colbert standing nearby in the Steelers' locker room. "We just lost. … I'll let everything play out in the offseason and worry about the game right now. I'm just sad we lost."
TribeLive noted that Bryant was quiet and spoke softly after the upsetting loss.
"Hurtful," Bryant said of his emotions. "We had a great year, man, had a great run. Unfortunately, it came up short. But, just come back next year try to do better."
Bryant is entering the final season of his contract.
"In some ways, Martavis Bryant's game Sunday was a metaphor for his 2017 season.
"Flashes of brilliance – but overall an afterthought. And clearly not a major part of the Steelers' offensive gameplan."
Bryant had a 36-yard touchdown catch and another reception for 42 yards. But he was the target on only four of Ben Roethlisberger's 58 attempts, and he was visibly behind not only All Pro Antonio Brown but players such as Eli Rogers and Vance McDonald when it came to the Steelers' offensive priorities during what was a 45-42 divisional round playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"Just wasn't a big part of the gameplan," Bryant said after the game. "Not my call, it's (offensive coordinator Todd Haley's) call. So whenever my number's called, I'm always ready to go."