Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

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Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:44 pm

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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:46 pm

a soft offense just got softer
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:47 pm

Don’t really care for this deal. This guy has gotten old fast and I just don’t see him producing.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:49 pm

I hope all the guarantee is up front, and here is to the hope that between him and Burton we get 1 solid TE's worth of production out of the two of them.

They would have been better off paying Kwit that much to play TE.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:51 pm

Terrible .....just....terrible
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:55 pm

It's not a very inspiring move.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:57 pm

I hate this. He hasn't played well in 2 years and is 34...someone save my hair from being yanked out and explain why this is good.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:59 pm

It's like we are trying to get older and worse. Between this and the Kwit/DT move I just don't get it.

Granted our TE production was about as bad as possible, but Olsen would have been a better option along with being more sentimental if we are just going to fart in the wind.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:10 pm

It's not like the Rogers era Packers has been great for tight ends. As a stopgap, this isn't terrible.
I'm not exactly sporting wood over this move.
But I could put a bag over his head for now, and maybe it grows into something.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:11 pm

VA_Mountain_Bear wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:57 pm
I hate this. He hasn't played well in 2 years and is 34...someone save my hair from being yanked out and explain why this is good.
I dunno...ask Golly G Whizz from Flower Mound.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:12 pm

southdakbearfan wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:49 pm

They would have been better off paying Kwit that much to play TE.
hard to argue with that.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:13 pm

Bleh. Obviously we need TE help, but not 34 YO Graham at 8M per.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:14 pm

It's a one-year stop gap measure in case Burton doesn't recover his health and his form. Next season they can keep the one that produces the most around for another year or dump both if they want.

Still, $9m in guarantees is going to eat up another sizeable chunk of cap space this year even with half of any signing bonus counting against next year. It's a lot of money for a declining player.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:30 pm

Maybe between the two we'll get a full season of production at the critical position on offense. I kinda get it, was kinda/sorta my reasoning behind wanting Olsen to come back. Surprised at the price though, thought he'd come cheaper.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:37 pm

dplank wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Maybe between the two we'll get a full season of production at the critical position on offense. I kinda get it, was kinda/sorta my reasoning behind wanting Olsen to come back. Surprised at the price though, thought he'd come cheaper.
Yea as far as trying to patchwork a TE crew together I don't hate Jimmy, but that contract value seems very high.

Then again I think I've been low in pretty much every contract I've ever speculated at this offseason.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:42 pm

Pace finally squeezed out an 11-link TE turd...

this is more fun than the kicker competition!
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:49 pm

I don’t get this.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:52 pm

wab wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:49 pm
I don’t get this.
Join the crowd.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:53 pm

BOOOOO! Why overpay a has been. GB is laughing at us right now. BOOOO
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:01 pm

VA_Mountain_Bear wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:57 pm
I hate this. He hasn't played well in 2 years and is 34...someone save my hair from being yanked out and explain why this is good.
Right here with you. Just the other day, I was teasing Packer fan son about what a waste of cap space Graham was for them. And then he walks in to tell me he's our cap problem now. WTH?!?! :frustrated:
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 pm

I’m trying to find something redeeming about this. Anything.

The only thing I can come up with, is that the Bears have a relatively young offense and Graham brings some veteran leadership? I guess?
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 pm

If you compare it to the 12M over 2 years Pace paid for Dion Sims, this is positively brilliant by comparison!
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:05 pm

Pace heard Bill O'Brien was getting into the Graham derby.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:07 pm

This is horrible. My confidence in Ryan Pace is waning quickly. I have been a staunch defender of him, until now.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:16 pm

wow i saw this and it totally feels like a reach
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm

Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:07 pm
This is horrible. My confidence in Ryan Pace is waning quickly. I have been a staunch defender of him, until now.
Ditto. This may be as bad a signing as Deon Sims.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:25 pm

Oh look, a Saints connection! Too bad this isn't fucking 2013.

I don't understand what they're doing unless he's some sort of fucking mentor for Cole Kmet.

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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:26 pm

uh...um...ok...how about: Sometimes an aging veteran player can reach back for one final season as nearly the player he once was. :puke:
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:29 pm

$8M per year? Maybe for 2 years if the 2nd wasn’t guaranteed.
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Re: Bears sign TE Jimmy Graham to 2yr, $16M deal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:42 pm

wab wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 pm
I’m trying to find something redeeming about this. Anything.
Well Graham did have more yards and TDs than all the Bears TEs combined last season... so yay? :cheer:
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