Bryant struggled mightily last season, hitting .206/.293/.351 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games.
The 2016 National League MVP's poor performance prompted speculation about a possible non-tender, according to Heyman. Instead, it appears as though the Cubs will keep the three-time All-Star, although a trade is still possible.
Bryant is projected to earn an $18.6-million salary in 2021 and rival executives believe the Cubs could undertake a "heavy restart" of their roster before next season. Those executives mentioned Bryant as one of the Cubs' core players who could be traded.
The 28-year-old is reportedly drawing interest from the Washington Nationals. Heyman added that the Nationals are reportedly determined to keep prospects Jackson Rutledge and Cade Cavalli.