Shannon Sharpe: Jimmy Graham Should Be ‘Highest-Paid’ TE
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has a fan in Shannon Sharpe. The Hall of Fame tight end told NFL AM that Graham should be the NFL’s first $10 million tight end.
“I think (Graham) should be the highest-paid tight end,” Sharpe said. “I think he should be the first tight end to make $10 million a year, but at the end of the day, look, you are a tight end.”
Sharpe also implied that Graham and others need to accept that at the end of the day, they are still just tight ends.
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“Eric Ebron can dress it up, he can say he’s a joker, he can say hybrid or whatever he wants to call it, but at the end of the day you go to the Pro Bowl as a tight end and if you are fortunate enough, if you play long enough and if your teams win enough games you’ll go to the Hall of Fame as a tight end,” Sharpe said. “You’re not going to go as a joke or hybrid or quote-unquote wide receiver, that’s not going to happen.”