For a player who came from relative obscurity in one season, RB Ernest Graham sure made the most of his opportunity. After injuries to RB’s Cadillac Williams and Michael Pittman, Ernest Graham filled in admirably. He accumulated 751 yards and 7 TD’s in the 10 weeks he started at RB.
The Bucs do not like disclosing financial information, but most media outlets are reporting the deal to be worth about 10 million gauranteed over 3 seasons. Graham was scheduled to make the league minimum this season, with no performance escalators in his contract.
There was some speculation that Graham might not show up to camp, but from listening to him talk, that did not seem to be the case. He went about requesting a pay raise and an extension in a grown up way (unlike our two whiny QB’s) and subsequently got his wish.
Graham should enter the season as the starter, or at least the primary ball carrier on first and second downs.