According to reports, Vernon Davis is keeping an eye out for Jimmy Graham's arbitration case on whether he is a wide receiver or tight end. For Graham, it's the difference between making $7 million and $12 million a year. But in Jimmy Graham's case, he really plays more receiver than tight end. He only lined up as a tight end 33% of the time. Not the case for Vernon. He only spent around 30% of his snaps as a receiver. If Vernon thinks he can claim the same issue as Graham, it probably won't happen.
According to stats, Graham is much more valuable in the passing game for his team. Vernon has 93 catches with 18 TDs and 1,400 yards combined in the last 2 seasons. In the past 3 season, Graham averaged 90 catches and 12 TDs with 1,200 yards per year. That's a huge difference. The Niners front office will probably be unmoved by the Jimmy Graham ruling. Vernon is getting paid as a top tight end. He doesn't not need to be paid as a wide receiver. The Niners will want to pay Crabtree as a receiver, you know because he is a wide receiver.
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