The 7 best (and 3 worst) Packers signings under Brian Gutekunst

Where has Brian Gutekunst hit home runs in free agency, and which decisions did he get wrong?
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Worst: Jimmy Graham

Marcedes Lewis wasn't the only tight end Gutekunst signed in his first offseason as Packers general manager. Green Bay also added former Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham, a move that seemed a major risk at the time.

Signing Graham also led to the Packers parting ways with franchise legend Jordy Nelson, a decision that still splits opinions to this day.

What we can all agree on is that signing Graham was a mistake. The Packers were hoping he would bring his past production, despite a clear decline in his play after leaving the New Orleans Saints.

Graham was twice a 1,000-yard receiver in New Orleans, and he led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2013 with 16.

However, Graham's production in Green Bay was nowhere near his Pro Bowl-best. In two seasons, Graham caught 93 passes for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns, struggling to make a consistent impact.

He still made some big plays along the way, including in the playoffs, but Graham wasn't the difference-maker the Packers were expecting. They moved on after two seasons, and Graham signed with the division-rival Chicago Bears the following offseason.

Graham wasn't the answer at tight end the Packers were looking for, and signing him in 2018 wasn't a good decision.