Bobby Engram has been a favorite of both fans and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck since his arrival in 2001. After the Chicago Bears cut the wide receiver, Holmgren and company were thrilled to bring him in to provide veteran leadership to a relatively young group of receivers, including Darrell Jackson (drafted 2000), and Koren Robinson (drafted 2001).
Engram provided much more than just veteran leadership; besides a few injuries, Engram has been a productive player for Seattle and a standup professional.
Best known for his outstanding ability to find open holes in the defense, he was Hasselbeck’s favorite target on third downs. In 2007, Engram finished with career highs in receptions (94), receiving yards (1,147), and touchdowns (6, tied with career highs in 1996 and 2003).
At 36 years old, Engram’s best days are most likely behind him. I believe he can still be productive, however, and should have a lot to offer the franchise in Kansas City.
Shaun goes on to both wish Bobby well and request that Chiefs fans take care of him. Don’t worry; home crowds don’t get much better than the Sea of Red. He’s in good hands and said as much in his conference call today. I think most of us are thrilled about the addition of one of the most underrated players in the NFL to our roster.