New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL at the start of last month when star tight end Jimmy Graham was traded from the Saints to the Seahawks.
The Saints were heavily criticized at the time for trading away their best offensive player, but in the last month the noise surrounding the deal has dissipated.
The main reason for this is because Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles have managed to engineer even more crazy deals, but this does not mean that key players at the Saints have accepted the decision to trade away Graham yet.
One of Graham’s best friends on and off the field in New Orleans was star quarterback Drew Brees, and for Brees, the shock of losing Graham still does not settle well with him.
"Jimmy was like a brother to me," Brees explained, according to ESPN. "He was close to so many guys on the team. That part of it is something that people lose track of.
"Not having a guy like that on the field with you is a difference-maker. Just the relationships that you build in the locker room, that's really the part that's the hardest, just because you're used to being around each other and the way your families do things together.
“You build a relationship and you become very close. But then, things happen and all of the sudden you're on a different team. It doesn't change the way we feel about each other. We're just not going to see each other all that often."
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