Shannon Sharpe: Jimmy Graham Should Be ‘Highest-Paid’ TE

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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.

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.”