Jimmy Graham may have been slapped with the franchise tag, but that doesn't guarantee he'll be a member of the New Orleans Saints next season. In order to poach a franchise player with a non-exclusive tag from his original club, a team would have to give Graham a contract that the Saints wouldn't match while also surrendering two first-round draft picks.
But Graham is one of the best tight ends who has ever played the game. At 27, he's only entering his prime, and yet he already has two 1,200-yard seasons under his belt. In league history, only five other tight ends have hit that mark once. He's also the only player in football with more than 35 touchdown catches since the start of 2011.
If anyone's going to mortgage their future in order to steal Graham away from the Saints, it's going to be one of these franchises:no comments