Jimmy Graham has been worthless for the Chicago Bears this season
If the plan was for Ryan Pace to keep a cap hit of $5.3 million on the books this season for nothing more than a cheerleader, then he’s done a bang-up job with that objective. Veteran tight end Jimmy Graham was kept on this roster over the offseason, and the majority of fans were upset with that decision.
Nine games into the season, everyone now understands why there was frustration. Graham has played just one percent of offensive snaps this season and has received six targets. He has caught two balls for 39 yards.
That’s it. That’s what the Bears are getting out of their $5.3 million cap hit.
Matt Nagy definitely wanted to get Cole Kmet more involved into the offense in 2021, and he has done just that. The team also went out and signed Jesse James, who proved to be a valuable addition and created a great relationship with Justin Fields. So, the decision to keep Graham seems even more hilarious at this point.
Graham has been absolutely worthless for the Bears this year, and the worst part is, the Bears could have saved some money by cutting him. Maybe, just maybe, the cornerback room wouldn’t be this bad had they spent a little extra cash there.