Jimmy Graham keeps finding work. The 33-year-old tight end is reportedly signing a contract with the Chicago Bears.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Graham has agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with Chicago. Of that $16 million, nine of it is guaranteed.
Graham was released by the Bears’ division rival, the Green Bay Packers, late last week. The 10-year vet spent the last two seasons with the Pack.
Physically, he showed signs of decline in 2019, and his statistics took a major hit. Graham caught just 38 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns.
The reception and yardage totals for Graham from last season were the lowest since his rookie season in 2010. His three TDs were the second-lowest amount of his career, and his lowest output was two touchdown catches in 2018.
Jimmy Graham to the Bears on a two-year, $16 million deal, including $9 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
In Chicago, Graham should automatically have a shot to become the team’s No. 1 tight end. He’ll battle with Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen for the starting role.
Today and tomorrow make up the NFL’s legal tampering period. NFL free agency officially begins on Wednesday when players are able to officially sign contracts.