The Packers believe Jimmy Graham will be in a Packers uniform next season.
Green Bay expects to bring back the 32-year-old tight end in 2019, according to a report from NFL Network, which cites unidentified league sources. He will receive a $5 million bonus March 15 if he’s on the roster, the report says.
A non-Super Bowl tidbit: When the #Packers prepare for the offseason, they do so with the belief that TE Jimmy Graham will be back for 2019, source said. He’s due a $5M roster bonus on 3/15, and the expectation now is they pay it and he returns. Another season with Aaron Rodgers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2019
The five-time Pro Bowl player caught 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games during his first season in Green Bay.
“My numbers suck,” Graham said in December (via the La Crosse Tribune). “(But) my numbers aren’t the problem. That’s not what it’s about, you know? I just want to win games. If I have one catch for 2 yards and we win, I don’t care. But obviously it’s not great when you’re not helping us win.”
The Packers signed Graham to a three-year, $30 million contract in March. He has also played for the Saints and Seahawks during his nine-year career.
Green Bay finished 2018 with a 6-9-1 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season.