Green Bay Packers: 2018-19 season Studs and Duds

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Dud No. 1 – Tight end Jimmy Graham

A lot of people could have filled this slot. Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson or others, but, at the end of the day, Graham was the team’s worst player in terms of his expectations. He was brought in to stretch the field up the middle while giving them another elite red zone threat. Ever since he left New Orleans via trade a few years ago, Graham has declined every year, and this was easily the worst that he has had so far.

Graham finished the year with 55 catches for 636 yards and just two touchdowns despite playing all 16 games. Even in his first season when he caught just 31 balls, he was able to score five times. The team cut veteran fan favorite Jordy Nelson last offseason to free up the cap space for Graham. Nelson didn’t light the world on fire this season. The argument all season long for fans was that they made the wrong choice, and Graham didn’t do much to help his cause.

He’s under contract for two more years, and people are already discussing cutting him this offseason. Graham just doesn’t possess the same athleticism that he did earlier in his career, and this might have been his worst season in regards to run blocking. If the Packers bring him back next season, Graham will need to get his act together quickly, or it could get even worse than it did this year.