Jimmy Graham Is A Pipe DreamJanuary 19th, 2014
In about two weeks, NFL Christmas season begins, the time when Bucs fans begin poring over lists of free agents, hoping Santa Claus at One Buc Palace reads their list and the new Bucs general manager goes shopping with Team Glazer’s credit card, preferably with a monster credit limit.
Aside from a pass rush specialist quarterback, another big Bucs hole is at tight end. One Bucs fan lobbed a question at ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas to ask about a certain potential free agent tight end, one Jimmy Graham of New Orleans.
Jean Paul in Jersey City, N.J. asks about the possibility of the Buccaneers pursuing tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency.
PY: I’d be all for it. Graham’s a rare talent and would be a big boost for any offense he plays for. The Bucs have the salary-cap room to pull off a signing like that. But I don’t know that Graham ever will hit the market. The Saints are likely to do everything in their power to keep Graham and that includes the use of the franchise tag.
Joe would absolutely hit the floor if Sean Payton and the Saints let Graham loose on the free agent market. Aside from Drew Brees, the Saints may not have a better player on their roster. If indeed the Saints let Graham put his toe into the free agent waters, that is a major red flag to Joe that there may be something going on behind the scenes with the guy.
Teams don’t let players of Graham’s ability break loose.