The Seattle Seahawks, much like the rest of the NFL, will look quite different when they take the field next season. After shipping Michael Bennett off to Philadelphia, the team released star corner Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane.
The Legion of Boom is no more, but it’s not just the defense that will have a new look next year. The offense is also undergoing a significant change.
Seattle just lost out on the Jimmy Graham sweepstakes. The star tight end never seemed to make a major impact with the Seahawks, but he’s now headed to a team where he could do some serious damage.
After being rumored to several teams, the Jimmy Graham sweepstakes seemed to be down to just two teams, the Green Bay Packers, and his former team, the New Orleans Saints.
Rather than go with what’s comfortable, Jimmy G is headed Green Bay. According to Adam Schefter, Graham is reportedly set to sign a three-year deal with the Packers.
Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
He’ll immediately become a significant target for Aaron Rodgers, who has an affinity for the tight end position. This likely means the team will move on from either Randall Cobb or Jordy Nelson – both likely won’t receive new contracts after the team signed Jimmy Graham and wide receiver Devante Adams.
Since entering the league in 2010, Graham has been one of the most-consistent tight ends in the league. In eight NFL seasons, Graham has racked up 6,800 receiving yards and 69 touchdowns during the regular season.