The Chicago Bears have an abundance of tight ends. The Bears signed Jimmy Graham to a two-year, $16 million deal Monday, bringing giving them a league-leading 10 tight ends under contract, according to ESPN’s Mike Clay.
This move by Chicago is an interesting one, it just signed Trey Burton to a four-year, $32 million contract in 2018. He only tallied 14 receptions for 24 yards in the eight games he played last season though and was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury toward the end of the year. The Bears could be hoping Graham could complement the aerial attack better alongside Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.
Graham, a five-time Pro-Bow player, notched 38 receptions for 447 yards and three scores with the Green Bay Packers in 2019. Those numbers aren’t impressive, but now he’ll be paid like a top 10 tight end in 2020. Whether he can get back on track remains to be seen, but Chicago still has to figure out its quarterback situation as well.