DeAndre Hopkins wants to see Jimmy Graham in a Texans uniform

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Jimmy Graham is about to become a free agent, and DeAndre Hopkins has an idea for where he should go.

Hopkins posted a picture on Twitter of Graham Photoshopped into a Texans uniform, and tagged Graham in the tweet.

Graham hasn’t replied to that tweet, but the move could make sense: Graham will surely be seeking one more big-money contract in his career, and the Texans have a lot more cap space available than the Seahawks.

The 31-year-old Graham is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-low 9.1 yards per catch, but he re-emerged as a red zone threat and scored 10 touchdowns. Hopkins would love to see Graham catching touchdown passes from Deshaun Watson next season, and Texans fans would love to see that, too.

41 responses to “DeAndre Hopkins wants to see Jimmy Graham in a Texans uniform

  1. Who wouldn’t love to see a high-powered Texans O vs a stout young Jaguars D twice a year? Make it happen!

  2. He’s 31 , looks like he’s at the end of his career, why
    you want him on your team unless it was for near the league minimum.

  3. kamthechancellor says:
    February 12, 2018 at 8:41 am
    Just as a fan of the game, Graham teamed up with Gronk and Brady would be ridiculous. Brady might throw 50 tds again.
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    But would he throw for a new SB record in a losing effort? Again!

  4. cheapseater says:
    February 12, 2018 at 8:14 am
    Who wouldn’t love to see a high-powered Texans O vs a stout young Jaguars D twice a year? Make it happen!

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    As a bonus we get to watch both teams pummel the hapless Colts twice each per year

  5. Maybe now that Darrell is out of the picture the Hawks can actually utilize Graham to his full potential. Personally, I’d rather see them save the cap space and move forward with Luke Willson and Nick Vannett at TE. Good luck to Jimmy.

    Go HAWKS

  6. I could think of better ways to spend 8-10 mil a year. 2 years from now when that young qb contract can be extended I would rather not have 10mil tied up in a then 33 year old tight end.

  7. Seattle’s horrendous O line means Russell Wilson had to throw a lot of short quick passes the past 2 seasons to avoid getting sacked. Cannot put the blame totally on Graham.

  8. Enough time has elapsed so we can now grade the Jimmy Graham trade accurately. Some draft experts gave Seattle a grade of A for the DRAFT when they traded C Max Unger and a first round pick for Graham. After a few subpar and injury plagued season for Graham, he will become a free agent. Unger has signed a long term deal with New Orleans and some people claim that Unger is a rock in the O line for New Orleans. The Saints definitely got the better of Seattle on this deal, even if Graham re-signs with Seattle.

  9. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    February 12, 2018 at 8:06 am
    Maybe Hopkins can give some money back !

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    Why would Hopkins have to give anything back? This current CBA capped rookie salaried so teams could pay veterans who have produced more. The CBA also prevented rookies and teams from renegotiating their contracts. Put another way Deshaun Watson as the number 12 overall pick would have commanded a rookie contract significantly higher than the 4 year $13.8 million contract he’s playing on and based on his production would likely start pushing for a renegotiation after year 2. But the current CBA prevents that. No need for Watson giving a dime back. He and every player already did. And if the Texans don’t want to pay him they always have the option to cut him and void the remainder of gis contract like every NFL team.

  10. There just happens to be another team in the NFL in desperate need of a big money worthy tight end.the Green Bay Packers who now have a GM that is willing and able to pay free agents willing to come to his team and help Aaron Rodgers win another Super Bowl.Graham no doubt will be contacted by the Packers and hopefully will be willing to recieve TD passes from ARod. this isnt Ted Thompsons Packers anymore!

  11. Texans definitely have a need at TE, but they need O linemen even worse. Watson can’t throw if he’s buried by Campbell & Co., or laid up with a bum knee/arm/brain. Fix the line.

  12. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:

    February 12, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Maybe Hopkins can give some money back !
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    Umm why, he’s been balling, hasn’t had a good QB since Watson but still put up all pro numbers, stop it!

  13. When Deshaun Watson was healthy, our offense was one of the tops in the NFL. We have weapons across the board with Deandre, Fuller, Lamar Miller, D’onta Foreman, etc. We really don’t need to spend big money on a guy like Jimmy Graham who is on the backside of his career.

    Available money should be spent beefing up the offensive line (which was an underperforming unit last year) and on the defense.

  14. If he had half a brain he’d go back to New Orleans and get a ring with Drew and the boys next year. Whodat!

  15. Unfortunately injuries have really slowed him down, and since he’s really worthless as a blocker, his team value is limited unless the team that signs him has a very good O-line and run game. He actually would be a pretty good fit with the Pack given their strong O-line.

  16. Bill O’Brien recruited TE Mike Gesicki to Penn State. He is the best receiving TE in this draft. Great athlete, terrible blocker. He does compare to Jimmy Graham as a prospect.

    He also recruited UMass TE Adam Brenneman. He was top TE recruit in the country, went to Penn State but blew out his knee and had multiple setbacks. Ended up quitting football and transferring to UMass. He then tried football again and had a great season. He was invited to senior bowl but did not play game due to hamstring pull. Medical concerns will probably make him a late rounder or free agent but the kid is a natural receiver and if he can get past injuries.

  17. If you haven’t already noticed, Jim Graham is the softest big guy in the league. He doesn’t have track speed, he’s not in the least a tough yard gaining runner after the catch, doesn’t block what-so-ever, and drops a ball a game. If your team signs him, you just got massively weaker in the tough department. It’s been rather embarrassing as a Seahawk fan watching him single handedly fire up defenses after the curb stomp him on tackles.

  18. If not for cap; I’d argue for him to get a good contract with Seahawks. Due to the cap, that really isn’t possible so I’m hoping he gets huge contract with someone. Better comp pick for Seahawks if that happens. Expect very positive info / quotes from Seahawks, just for that reason.

  19. The Real “Jimmy G” (Jimmy Graham) is heading to New Orleans to meet up with that fellow who will largely be responsible for Graham’s Hall of Fame nod: DaBreeze — and you know who I’m talkin’ ’bout!

  20. omeimontis says:
    February 12, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Enough time has elapsed so we can now grade the Jimmy Graham trade accurately. Some draft experts gave Seattle a grade of A for the DRAFT when they traded C Max Unger and a first round pick for Graham. After a few subpar and injury plagued season for Graham, he will become a free agent. Unger has signed a long term deal with New Orleans and some people claim that Unger is a rock in the O line for New Orleans. The Saints definitely got the better of Seattle on this deal, even if Graham re-signs with Seattle.
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    Here’s the real story to this trade. Seattle got a 4th round pick for Unger, which they used to trade up in the 3rd round to draft Tyler Lockett…..who is now a all-pro return man. In this same trade, New Orleans got a 1st rd pick for Graham which they used to draft Stephane Anthony who they then ended up trading to Miami for a 5th rd pick in this year’s draft. So to rehash the real story, Seattle got Tyler Lockett and Jimmy Graham……New Orleans got Unger and a 5th round pick.

  21. From everything I’ve been told according to my sources, Jimmy Graham has made it clear that he wants to play for a proven winner with the chance at another Super Bowl Ring, so his obvious choice is to play in Green Bay.

  22. Jimmy Graham to Frisco for the sake of the Jimmy G to Jimmy G connection!

    In all seriousness, as a Texans fan I’d much rather have the team invest in OL and DBs than tie up $7-$10M/year on Graham.

  23. I’d rather see Jimmy Graham go to a team that can and will utilize his skill set, not as a TE but as a Wide out. That’s where Jimmy’s strength is, and Seattle’s Darryl Bevell could not or would not see that fact. He’s tough for small receivers to cover, but it takes a QB with an accurate arm to fully utilize Graham. He’d be a great fit with Aaron in GB.

    Seattle fan

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