The Saints offseason took an unexpected turn as the team has decided to ship Jimmy Graham off to Oakland for the Raiders’ 1st, 3rd and 7th round picks in 2014. Wow. Word is the Saints will now make Eric Ebron, tight end out of North Carolina, a drafting priority come May. Graham continued to insist on “Megatron” type money and the Raiders have rewarded him with a 6 year contract for $92.5 million with $40 million guaranteed. That’s an astronomical figure that the Saints were never going to come close to paying. The contract makes Graham the highest paid tight end in history by almost $5 million per year. That is an astronomical contract for Graham and the Raiders also gave up the 5th overall pick to get him. It remains to be seen who the Saints will get with that 5th pick but there are lots of difference making options.
APRIL FOOL’S!!! Come on, you know Jimmy Graham is coming back to the Saints. This is a yearly Saints Nation tradition that fools about 15% of our readership at this point. The reactions (some very angry) are always fun to enjoy, though. On a serious note, today marks the 5th birthday of Saints Nation, so happy birthday to us. I started this site 5 years ago with the only objective to talk about the Saints online with fellow fans. I’d say that’s worked out pretty well. This is a labor of love and every dime I make off the site is put back into it (and I’ve made about three dimes, pretty much, in 5 years!). Thanks to all of you who read, interact and make this whole ordeal fun. Genuinely, I appreciate it so much, and it’s the reason I post every single day.