Jimmy Graham like most of us, was beyond shocked that the New Orleans Saints traded him, and traded him to the monsters of the NFC.
Graham now admits, that after the shock wore off — he realized he was now a member of “the best team in the NFC if not football.”
Speaking with reporters on a conference call Thursday the new Seahawk said when Saints coach Sean Payton called him to relay news of the trade he thought he’d end up on one of the teams with a lot of cap space — Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars.
“But when he told me Seattle, it definitely put a grin on my face,” Graham said, per the Seattle Times.
The 28-year-old has had some notable run-ins with the Seahawks — both pre and in game — in the past but is glad he’s joining the back-to-back NFC champions.
“I’ve had some battles clearly against their defense the last couple of years,” Graham said. “We’ve struggled against them as a team as a whole. It’s probably the one game as a player you always look forward to because they’re always so good, and it’s usually a prime-time game.
“So for me it was a moment of shock, but once that shock cleared, I realized that I was going to the best team in football.”
The Seahawks just added the ultimate weapon for cheap.