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Jimmy Graham, a tight end, expressed gratitude to the Saints, his supporters, and the city of New Orleans in a long and personal letter posted on his Instagram account on Friday. He expressed uncertainty about his future plans but refrained from declaring he was retiring.

“After the season, things ended rather quickly,” Graham wrote in his post. I was too busy to talk to the media and share my feelings of gratitude and appreciation for everything that New Orleans has meant to me. I appreciate you believing in a child who many others didn’t think was capable of succeeding. I had everything I needed every day in that shirt. Although I wish we had had a lot more time together, I’m thankful for every moment I had.

Following a video montage of his greatest moments in New Orleans, Graham carried on with his message:


Taking a moment to consider the amazing adventure we have undertaken together makes me feel incredibly proud and grateful. I was greeted with open arms fourteen years ago by this city, its fervent supporters, committed coaches, and my extraordinarily gifted teammates, who saw in a young player the ability to add to the legendary history of the New Orleans Saints. My career has been built on this belief, and I will always be grateful for it.

I cannot find the words to thank the city of New Orleans for your steadfast support. It was an honor to play for this city, one that went beyond football. It has always been about being a member of a community that finds joy, comfort, and unity in football—a community that breathes and lives the game—rather than just about the sport or a job. I came to this city that loves football more than life itself with the goal of winning and making people happy every time I set foot on the pitch.

To all of the amazing fans: I have been motivated by your enthusiasm and passion for the game. Your encouragement, faith, and spirit have served as my career’s soundtrack. In the same way that you have inspired and helped me succeed, I hope that somehow I have been able to bring you happiness and pride.

I owe a debt of gratitude to the coaches who have mentored me; their insight, tolerance, and faith in my potential have helped me become the athlete and person I am today. Your commitment to development and greatness on and off the field has been crucial to my path. I sincerely appreciate all of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons you have given me.

And I want to express my gratitude to my teammates, my brothers in arms, for our unending memories as well as our support and brotherhood. The best part of my career has been the relationships we’ve developed through wins and losses. In addition to helping us succeed, your ability, tenacity, and devotion have made this trip one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

I’m proud of what we’ve done together as I reflect on the past. I’ve gotten more from the Saints organization and the city of New Orleans than I could have ever imagined. I hope that in some small manner, I have been able to add to that legacy.

I am grateful to New Orleans for having faith in me. I’m grateful for the amazing adventure, the love, and the memories. I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I’m grateful for the chance to wear #80 one more and find the end zone in the only place I know. Playing for this city and for you, the fans, has been an honor of a lifetime.


Sincerely, Jimmy Graham

Graham was selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears after spending five seasons in New Orleans, returning to the city for the 2018 season. Over the course of his 13-year career, Graham was chosen five times for the Pro Bowl. He led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2013 and was selected to the All-Pro first team.

For Jimmy Graham, the possibilities are essentially endless, even though he might not know what lies ahead.

We appreciate the memories and hope your upcoming journey is filled with success.

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