Jimmy Graham Signs With Green Bay Packers

Postado Março 13, 2018

Instead, Graham agreed to a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, according to reports by ESPN and NFL Network.

Graham caught 57 for 520 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017. That contract quickly proved to be a mistake, but the revamped Packers' front office believes that they have a much better solution in Graham.

The other tight ends on the Green Bay roster-Lance Kendricks, Richard Rodgers and Emanuel Byrd-combined for 32 receptions last season. The Seahawks decided not to retain Graham this year, so he's due to become a free agent on Wednesday at 3 p.m., which is when his deal with the Packers can become official.

Even if Graham only ends up as a red-zone option for the Packers, he will be a significant upgrade as they look to get back to the postseason in 2018.

The 31-year-old only had 605 yards and two touchdowns in his first season in Seattle before ending the year on injured reserve with a ruptured patellar tendon. But he also hauled in 10 touchdown passes for the first time since 2014. In the final four weeks of the year, he caught one pass or less in three of those games.

It says something about the Seahawks' history of tight ends that Graham will still leave as the best in team history - he made two Pro Bowls, the only Seattle tight end ever so honored, and his 170 receptions for 2.048 yards and 18 touchdowns are all Seahawks' franchise career records.

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