Should the New Orleans Saints reunite with Jimmy Graham?

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 21: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints takes the field prior to a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 21: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints takes the field prior to a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Graham since his days in New Orleans

He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 for center Max Unger and a first-round pick from Seattle.

The Saints over time seemingly won this trade as Unger was an anchor of the Saints offense and received Pro Bowl honors in 2018.

Graham for his part was never the same production-wise as over the next 5 seasons he caught less than half the touchdowns he caught in New Orleans. Now he seems to be looking for a new team.

Should the Saints be the team to give Graham another chance? Possibly. The team is solidified with Jared Cook as their number 1 option.

Cook caught 9 touchdown passes and had an average of 16.4 yards per catch. After that, tight end production fell off dramatically. Josh Hill, primarily used as a blocker, had 25 catches and 3 touchdowns in 16 games played.

At times the team didn’t have a 3rd tight end active on game day, oftentimes using Swiss army knife Taysom Hill in this role. With the lack of a 2nd receiver emerging behind all worldwide receiver Michael Thomas, the Saints had very few options in the passing game.

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