When Jimmy Graham went to the Seattle Seahawks, the move almost instantly put the team as Super Bowl favorites. Little did we know the team would under-use him, injuries and lack of a game plan around him would see his stock drastically decrease. Before the move, he was considered one of the best tight ends in the game next to Rob Gronkowski.
Now he gets to start over and rebuild his career in Green Bay with the Packers, agreeing to a 3-year deal with the team for next season.
The Packers have been looking for a strong tight end to add more pass weapons to Aaron Rodgers arsenal, with the Martellus Bennett experiment blowing up in their face last season. In peak form, Graham adds a dynamic element to Green Bay’s offense, one which they have lacked at the position for quite a while. If anything, his production last season was up compared to previous years with the Seahawks, so that’s a good sign for the Pack.
In related GB news, the team will release <strong>Jordy Nelson</strong>.
So while they gain a big piece in Graham, they also lose a very well celebrated wide receiver in Nelson, who was one of Rodgers’ favorite targets.