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NFL analyst wants Jets to try to acquire Jimmy Graham from Packers

Former NFL cornerback and now NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks wants the New York Jets to trade for Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham.

“The Jets’ ascension to the top of the AFC East will be fueled by Sam Darnold and his growth as a QB1 in Year 2 of his NFL career. The team added the ultimate weapon to the backfield in Le’Veon Bell to give the young quarterback an electric RB1/WR2 to lean on in critical situations. And free-agent signee Jamison Crowder will further help bolster a pass-catching lineup that features intriguing talents Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa at receiver and Chris Herndon at tight end. Even so, the Jets could use another playmaker with the capacity to do damage over the middle of the field. Graham would be an interesting option as a veteran pass catcher with mismatch potential as a “flex” tight end. He was a bit of a disappointment in Green Bay during his first season with the Packers (55 catches, 636 yards, two touchdowns), so the former All-Pro could be a viable option if he doesn’t quickly acclimate to new coach Matt LaFleur’s system in training camp.”

Ever since being a star with the New Orleans Saints, Graham hasn’t found his footing with either the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers, but a potential move to New York could change that.

After an impressive offseason with the acquisition of running back Le’Veon Bell, linebacker CJ Mosley, and Alabama defensive end Quinnen Williams, the Jets are now a different team with playoff aspirations.

Trading for Graham would give young quarterback Sam Darnold another target, a big one that would provide red zone help.

Once being a laughing stock of the NFL, the Jets are on the rise.

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