Leave it to the Bears’ organization to take out the excitement on the first day of the legal tampering period. Earlier today, the Bears were linked to have interest in several quarterbacks, but that news faded as quickly as it appeared.
The Bears did make a move, though. It just wasn’t a move that any Bears fan was expecting or really wanted. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter broke the news at 6:42 p.m.
Jimmy Graham to the Bears on a two-year, $16 million deal, including $9 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
In Graham’s last two seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he finished with 93 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. At 33 years old, he is far removed from his spectacular 2013 season, where he had a career-high 16 touchdown receptions, but that didn’t deter general manager Ryan Pace from bringing him to Chicago.
Here is my reaction to the questionable move.
— Nicholas Moreano (@NicholasMoreano) March 17, 2020
With any player acquisition, it’s common to find someone who will find the positive in the move. However, that wasn’t the case when Pace signed Graham. Bears fans are puzzled and overall not happy with their newest tight end.
— Dominique Blanton (@NiqueBlanton) March 16, 2020
Like the GIF of Dwyane Wade, I had a similar reaction when I first saw the news.
Seems expensive too
— Chad Howat (@ChadHowat) March 17, 2020
Most Bears fans are thinking the exact same thing, Chad.
This organization is going backwards
— Mark Andrew (@markandrew78) March 16, 2020
I wonder if someone should tell Pace. Doesn’t seem like he has a good sense of direction.
– Trade for Khari Lee
– Sign Dion Sims
– Draft Adam Shaheen
– Sign Trey Burton
– Sign Jimmy Graham
— dan durkin (@djdurkin) March 17, 2020
You have to admit, it makes you laugh just looking at those names. It’s incredible how bad the Bears have been at selecting tight ends.
*Checks Twitter to see if the #Bears made any moves*
*Sees the team signed Jimmy Graham* pic.twitter.com/rxq8vbMc5B
— The Chicago Audible (@ChicagoAudible) March 17, 2020
This tweet is exactly how Bears fans feel after this move.
Maybe Graham will prove all of us wrong, but for the time being this is just another one of Pace’s moves that will leave Bears fans questioning what his true intentions are for this team. Free agency is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, so brace yourself. There are most likely more disappointing moves ready to be made in the next coming days.