Packers free agency: Why they shouldn't sign Jimmy Graham

Packers free agency: Why they shouldn't sign Jimmy Graham

Multiple Saints, including defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram, used Twitter to recruit Graham back to New Orleans, but ultimately, the Packers made a better offer.

The exact framework of the deal hasn't been released yet, but there was competition for Graham and he presumably got more than the $8 million per average that the Chicago Bears plan to give Trey Burton. But he also hauled in 10 touchdown passes for the first time since 2014.

It would be a mistake for the Packers to pay Graham $10 million per year. Kendricks caught just 18 passes for 203 yards.

Graham has played the last three seasons in Seattle.

Graham isn't quite as dynamic as he was in his prime with the Saints, but he's still trouble for opposing defenses, as evidenced by his ten touchdowns in 2017. He has career numbers of 6,800 yards and 69 touchdowns.

They caught just a combined 43 receptions for 689 yards and just one touchdown between them - the lowest productivity level for tight ends in the passing game since 2004.

The Ravens ranked in the bottom 10 of the National Football League in touchdown passes during the 2017 season.

Graham is the second Seattle offensive starter from 2017 who will be moving on as receiver Paul Richardson agreed earlier in the day to a five-year deal with Washington.



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