Aaron Rodgers’ good friend Sam Dekker reacts to Jimmy Graham addition
With a flurry of moves happening left and right already in the NFL offseason, even L.A. Clippers forward Sam Dekker seems to be very content with a big move pulled off by the Green Bay Packers today. Dekker, who played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers, is a good friend of Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers and gave an immediate reaction to Green Bay’s signing of former Seattle Seahawks star tight end Jimmy Graham on Tuesday afternoon.
When asked about the offseason addition, Dekker only needed one emoji to express how he felt about the Packers’ bringing on Graham to a high-powered offense under Rodgers.
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) March 13, 2018
Dekker, a Wisconsin native who grew up just south of Green Bay in the town of Sheboygan, definitely approves of Graham’s three-year deal with the Packers. However, right after Green Bay signed Graham, they released longtime wide receiver Jordy Nelson to the surprise of many NFL fans across the world.
Graham, who is a five-time Pro Bowler as a tight end, is just one of numerous Seattle players to leave in free agency already this offseason.
Nelson was a huge fan favorite in Green Bay for years after he was selected early in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, but the 33-year-old wideout showed major signs of slowing down last season when Rodgers was out for more than half the season with a broken collarbone.
As for the Clippers, who are currently 36-29 and the No. 7 seed in a wild Western Conference playoff race, will have a great chance to pick up ground on other teams tonight when they take on the lowly Chicago Bulls (23-43) at United Center.