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Offline Gregg

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Graham, highest paid TE?
« on: July 31, 2019, 07:08:54 PM »
I did not know this, but I guess its true.

The guy averages ten million per year. And will make eleven this year.

Off his performance last year, is he worth it?

I am glad we drafted one high.

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Re: Graham, highest paid TE?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 08:58:06 PM »
Found a list from last year, and Graham was #1.

NFL's highest paid TEs (average salary per year):
1. Packers TE Jimmy Graham: $10 million
2. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce: $9.4 million
3. Redskins TE Jordan Reed: $9.4 million
4. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: $9 million
5. Panthers TE Greg Olsen: $8.6 million
6. Eagles TE Zach Ertz: $8.5 million
7. Bears TE Trey Burton: $8 million
8. Bills TE Charles Clay: $7.6 million
9. Patriots TE Dwayne Allen: $7.4 million
10. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph: $7.3 million

Again, the list is from the 2018 season. The problem is that cutting Graham would cost a lot of money. And the thought process, IMO, is that McCarthy stopped using the TE position properly the last few years of his tenure. So, we'll see what a new coach and a new scheme will mean for the TE's. And, yes, I am also very happy they drafted Sternberger.

To further understand why the team kept him, look at the dead cap number versus the savings for cutting him this year. But, next year the team could save about $8 million in cap if they release him. So, unless he plays lights out this season, it would be a shock if he is on the team next season.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/jimmy-graham-6603/

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Re: Graham, highest paid TE?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 10:00:47 PM »
You are right.  It is not possible to cut him this year.

Let us keep our fingers crossed on Sternberger so we can do so after this year.