Jimmy Graham is Sadly Looking Like a Free Agency Bust for the Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 02:  Jimmy Graham #80 of the Green Bay Packers avoids being tackled by Tre Boston #33 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of a game at Lambeau Field on December 2, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Arizona Cardinals v Green Bay Packers | Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Stop us if you've heard this before, but Jimmy Graham is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an injury.

The former All-Pro tight end was listed as a non-participant on the Green Bay Packers' last two injury reports with a groin ailment, and reports coming out of Thursday's session indicate the knock is much more serious than team doctors originally thought.

When the Pack signed him back in March of 2018, a plethora of pundits were drooling at the thought of his partnership with Aaron Rodgers (despite his ordinary production in Seattle with Russell Wilson). However, Graham's time in Wisconsin has been nothing short of abominable.

In 18 games (12 starts) with Green Bay, the five-time Pro-Bowler has hauled in 58 passes for 666 yards to go with just three touchdowns. While nobody expected him to manifest the production during his time with the Saints, those stats rank at the bottom of the NFL in terms of starting tight ends.

Our view would be different if Graham was contributing in other ways on offense, but the former Miami Hurricane is downright incompetent when it comes to pass and run blocking.

Come on, Jimmy. At least make it look like you're trying to protect your quarterback!

Something tell us that Rodgers will feel much more comfortable and poised in the pocket with his starting TE watching from the sidelines on Sunday.

Graham apologized to Lambeau Field fanatics after his disappointing first season with the franchise, and he's somehow followed that up with an even more rotten showing in 2019 despite his TD grab against the Bears.

He's been a a profound bust and the Packers would be wise to just cut their losses and let him walk at this point.