Jimmy Graham's contract details have finally emerged. The tight end's new deal is worth $40 million over a four years, with $21 million of that guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter.
Saints are signing TE Jimmy Graham to a 4-year, $40 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed, per source familiar with deal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2014
For those of you doing the math at home, that's $10 million per year, which best's Rob Gronkowski's contract and makes Graham the highest paid tight end in NFL history.
Frustrating because it's not that much more than the $9.5 million that was reportedly on the table this entire time so it's why the protracted negotiations for four and a half months? My guess is that that guaranteed money has been the sticking point this entire time.