Why did Saints trade Jimmy Graham?

Why did Saints trade Jimmy Graham?

Part of why New Orleans traded Graham was because he demanded to be paid like a wide receiver instead of a tight end. His trade to the Seahawks led to the Saints receiving center Max Unger and a first-round pick (linebacker Stephone Anthony).

Who did the Saints trade Jimmy Graham?

The Saints have traded All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and fourth-round pick to the Seahawks for center Max Unger and first-round pick, per FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer. UPDATE: Graham has officially been traded to the Seahawks.

What team does Jimmy Graham play for?

Chicago Bears#80 / Tight end
Jimmy Graham/Current teams

Who was traded from the Seahawks?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded for cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round draft pick, the team announced. Witherspoon, 26, is entering his fifth season in the NFL. He signed with the Seahawks this offseason after playing four years with the San Francisco 49ers.

Did Jimmy Graham play for New Orleans Saints?

Jimmy Graham

No. 80 – Chicago Bears
Career history
New Orleans Saints (2010–2014) Seattle Seahawks (2015–2017) Green Bay Packers (2018–2019) Chicago Bears (2020–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

When did Jimmy Graham leave Saints?

Graham can’t help but wonder “what could’ve been and what should’ve been” if he had stayed with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints for more than five years. Instead, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.

What did the Saints get for Jimmy Graham?

In the midst of a title window, Schneider pulled off a stunner at the start of free agency, acquiring star tight end Jimmy Graham in a blockbuster trade. As part of the deal, long-time starting center Max Unger and a first-round pick were shipped to the Saints in exchange for the All-Pro talent and a fourth-round pick.

When did the Saints trade Jimmy Graham?

March 10, 2015
On March 10, 2015, the New Orleans Saints traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks, in exchange for center Max Unger and a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. At the time, the trade was viewed as a blockbuster, and with good reason.

Will Jimmy Graham be a Hall of Famer?

Jimmy Graham’s career numbers nosedived after his 2015 trade away from New Orleans, but they’re still strong enough for him to get into the Hall of Fame. Graham has won a single All-Pro first team award and made five Pro Bowls while catching 699 receptions for 8,339 yards and scoring 82 touchdowns.

How much does Jimmy Graham make?

The Chicago Bears restructured tight end Jimmy Graham’s contract, converting $5.825 million into a signing bonus and creating $4.66 million in cap space with the addition of four void years.

Is KJ Wright still a Seahawk?

After 10 seasons in Seattle, linebacker K.J. Wright is heading to Las Vegas. K.J. Wright, who will go down as an all-time great Seahawk, will continue his career in Las Vegas, having signed with the Raiders on Monday.

What new players did the Seahawks get?

Seahawks Sign T Lukayus McNeil & WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams The Seahawks added tackle depth on Tuesday, signing Lukayus McNeil, and also added receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams.