(Jimmy Graham photos courtesy of the Seattle Seahawks)
Talk of Fame Network
If Jimmy Graham had been on the Seahawks on the final day of the 2014 season, Seattle might have won a second consecutive Lombardi Trophy.
The Pro Bowl tight end and elite red-zone target will be on the Seahawks this season — and our Talk of Fame Network listeners and readers have voted Graham the best offseason addition in the NFL.
Graham received 50 percent of the vote, followed by Miami’s free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh at 30 percent with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley each receiving 10 percent of the vote. The final candidate on the ballot, first overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft Jameis Winston by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, did not receive a vote.
The Seahawks finished 27th in passing last season with all three of quarterback Russell Wilson’s starting wide receivers entering the NFL as undrafted college free agents. Wilson’s final pass of the season to Ricardo Lockette at the New England goal line in the final minute was intercepted by rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler to seal the Patriots’ Super Bowl-clinching victory.
Lockette caught only 11 passes last season, and there wasn’t a single receiver on the Seahawks last season who scored more than four touchdowns. Graham arrives in Seattle fresh off an 85-catch, 889-yard. 10-touchdown season with the Saints.