‘Guess Who’s Back?’—New Orleans Saints Bringing Back Tight End Jimmy Graham
No, you're not seeing things. The New Orleans Saints are really bringing back tight end Jimmy Graham.
In a surprise announcement that sent shockwaves through the Who Dat Nation, the New Orleans Saints have officially signed veteran tight end Jimmy Graham to a one-year contract. The news was revealed by the official New Orleans Saints Twitter account, confirming the return of the fan-favorite player to the organization.
This unexpected reunion comes exactly 8 years and 4 months after the Saints made a trade that sent Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for center Max Unger back in 2014.
While many speculated that it might be a one-day deal for Graham to retire as a Saint, trusted sources like Luke Johnson confirmed that the signing is indeed "for real, for real."
Reports suggest that the Saints had shown interest in bringing back Graham a few years ago, and now, their efforts have culminated in a deal with their former third-round draft pick. FOX 8 NOLA's Sean Fazende described the move as "a reunion I didn't see coming," indicating the surprise factor surrounding the transaction.
Now, at the age of 36, Graham will have the opportunity to compete for the tight end position in a room filled with talented players such as Foster Moreau, Juwan Johnson, and versatile quarterrunningwiderecieverback Taysom Hill.
The addition of Graham adds depth and experience to the Saints' tight end roster.
With Graham's presence on the field, fans are hopeful that he can still make a significant impact, even if he doesn't take a single snap, as it opens up possibilities for Taysom Hill to showcase his athleticism and versatility in other positions.
Reacting to the news, Jimmy Graham himself took to Twitter and shared a mid-air photo, reminiscent of his famous goal post dunks, expressing his enthusiasm about returning to the Saints family.
As the New Orleans Saints gear up for the upcoming season, the addition of Jimmy Graham has undoubtedly stirred excitement among the team and its loyal fanbase.
The tight end's legacy and previous contributions to the franchise only add to the anticipation of what he can bring to the field in this new chapter of his career.