Rapoport was told that the Packers have their sights set on Graham, according to a source informed of the player’s market. Green Bay’s decision-makers have been high on the tight end since he came out of Wisconsin in 2010 and believe that Graham fits their scheme.
Coming back home would not only be a good thing for Graham, given he would team up with one of the best quarterbacks in the game in Aaron Rodgers in addition to an offense that could make him a star, but would be great for the Packers. The Packers could lose two starting tight ends in Jermichael Finley and Andrew Quarless.
Finley could be gone simply because the Packers do not trust he can make it back from a major neck injury and surgery. Quarless is an average tight end who blocks well, but did not show up as much as hoped in the passing game when he took the reins from Finley. He could end up priced out of Green Bay.
Graham would be a fantastic “catch” for the Packers if he reaches the market. Graham posted career highs with 49 catches for 545 receiving yards and five scores. Given he had the likes of Matt Schaub and Case Keenum throwing to him, Rodgers throwing passes at him could give the Packers a rising star at a modest price.
Here’s to hoping.
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