2 Hall of Famers potentially ending career with Chicago Bears

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1. Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham is 35 years old, and it appears as though his career is winding to a close as well. This season was by far the worst statistical run of his career, and he has been passed up by Jesse James as the number two tight end.

It is not quite as magical as Peters stepping back for one last year and performing well, but this should be the end for Graham, who did have one heck of a career.

He ranks ninth in receiving yards for a tight end. Graham is behind names such as Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce, but all nine players on the list as high as him are or will be Hall of Famers.

Jimmy Graham also ranks fourth all-time in touchdown receptions. Once again, aside from Gronk who is on the first ballot, the rest already entered the hall.

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Even names such as Travis Kelce, Julius Thomas, Kyle Pitts and so many more have to thank Graham for changing the way we view the tight end position altogether. Jimmy Graham will not be an all-time great Chicago Bears player, but he was an all-time great in the NFL and his career will be coming to a close on Sunday.