3. Jimmy Graham
If Jimmy Graham doesn’t retire he would be a solid addition to the tight-end position. Kyle Pitts, Anthony Firkser, and Parker Hesse are the Atlanta Falcons’ current top three options at the position. Atlanta often line up with multiple tight-ends on the field last season due to Arthur Smith’s offense and their lack of options at receiver.
Graham is a veteran option whose production has fallen off a cliff over the last two years. Signing Graham at this point in his career is about bringing in a capable veteran for depth. He isn’t the receiver he once was at best he will fill the role Hayden Hurst did last season.
Graham has 8,506-career receiving yards and would still be a great red-zone weapon for Arthur Smith’s offense. Graham has 85-career touchdowns and even in his worst seasons has been a presence around the goalline. If he wishes to continue his career for another season it is likely going to have to be with a rebuilding team like Atlanta if he still wants to play a role.
It is only fair to point out that Graham was one of Pace’s bigger misses in free agency. If they brought him to Atlanta, however, it would be in a far different role with far lower expectations.