The NFL season has officially begun and with quite a huge bang. Despite all of the talk of free agency and the top free agent players that are available, a monster trade of epic proportions has come out of left field and propelled Seattle Seahawks back into the headlines.
According to reports by NFL insider Jay Glazer, the Seahawks have agreed a deal with the New Orleans Saints to send superstar tight end Jimmy Graham to the NFC Champions.
Seattle have ranked near the bottom of the NFL for the past few seasons on offense, with their defense carrying them to two straight Super Bowls. But quarterback Russell Wilson will be ecstatic after the news that his offense will finally have a player of true All-Pro quality on it.
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Graham to ignite Seattle's offense
The move is an incredible one to say the least for Seattle, with the NFC Champions finally having a player with actual quality on their offense. Jimmy Graham is one of the best tight ends in the NFL, and although he had an average 2014 NFL season, there is still plenty to come from the former basketball player.
Talk of the trade between the Seahawks and the Saints initially came from Jay Glazer, but they were also confirmed by arguably the most reliable source in football, Adam Schefter, shortly after.
Saints set up for the future
Though the trade may seem on the outset a little one-sided, the move is a pretty decent one for the Saints as well, with the NFC South team clearly planning somewhat for the future.
The fact that they have managed to prize a first round pick from the Seahawks means they will now have two first round picks in this year's draft, which means they have a better chance of building a strong roster for the future in New Orleans.
And to add to that, center Max Unger is a quality player that will add stability to an inconsistent offensive line in New Orleans. Obviously this move only works for the Saints if they keep Drew Brees. And who knows, at this rate he could be soon traded too.