5 winners from Chicago Bears 2020 training camp week 1

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Chicago Bears, Jimmy Graham
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2. Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham has been getting even more hype than Cole Kmet so far. In fact, the way Graham has praised Kmet has received praise from Nagy. Matt Nagy loves tight ends and we all know that.

So, with Graham being the most complete tight end he has gotten to work with as a head coach, he has been absolutely giddy about Graham. He noted that he plans to use Graham differently than Green Bay, he noted that Graham is physically more impressive than he thought and he noted that the swagger of Graham has set a tone.

And yes, he did mention that the way that Graham has taken Kmet under his wing, and that Graham has turned it up a level with him did receive praise from Nagy. Graham was not only signed to catch touchdowns but to be a leader for Kmet, the rest of the tight ends and the entire offense. So far, his presence in camp has checked every box the Bears are looking for.

The criticism was heavy when signed, and time will tell if it was worth it. However, the hidden value of Graham has been worth it early.