Report: Saints To Make Jimmy Graham NFL’s Highest Paid TE

Jimmy Graham franchise tag

After appealing the ruling that stated he should be franchised as a tight end and not a wide receiver,  Jimmy Graham is set to become the NFL’s highest paid tight end.

The two sides have until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to reach a long-term deal or Graham must sign his tender.

The multiyear deal is expected to eclipse the $9 million per season New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski earns.