Report: Saints Trade Jimmy Graham To Seahawks
The New Orleans Saints are reportedly trading All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and a 4th round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for center Max Unger and a first round pick, as first reported by Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer.
The news comes as a complete shock to Saints fans and NFL fans alike.
Graham leaves the Saints with more receptions (386), receiving yards (4,752) and receiving touchdowns (51) than any other tight end in franchise history.
Drafted in the 3rd round of Miami in 2010, Graham spent 5 seasons with New Orleans, making 3 Pro Bowls, earning 1st team All-Pro and 2nd team All-Pro, and was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2011.
Max Unger is a two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first team All-Pro Center who has spent all 6 seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks.
Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft, Unger has started 67 games in his career.
In addition to Unger, the Saints receive a first round draft pick from the Seahawks. Seattle owns the 31rst overall pick in the 1rst round of next month's drat. New Orleans sends their 4th rounder to Seattle as part of the deal.
While the trade is a shock to fans, some of his teammates seemed equally surprised based on their twitter reactions.