Jimmy Graham is heading into an offseason that may feature a lengthy contract negotiation and a fight with the Saints about the position he plays, but he says he’s not sweating it.
Graham said today that he’s approaching the offseason the way he always does, working out and preparing for the next season.
“I’m just standing. I take every day one day at a time. I’m just going to wait, see what happens,” Graham said, via Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune.
The biggest question looming for Graham is whether he’ll be categorized as a tight end or a wide receiver for the purpose of his status as the Saints’ franchise player. If he’s a wide receiver the Saints will have to guarantee him $4.5 million more on the franchise tender than they’d have to pay him if he’s a tight end, but Graham says he’s not worried about that.
“That’s not for me to decide. I’m going to do and I’m going to play what ever I’m asked to do. It’s that simple,” Graham said.
It may not be that simple for the Saints or for Graham’s agent, but Graham sounds like he’s ready to tune that stuff out, and keep his focus on football first.