What should Packers do with Jermichael Finley?

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I’ve been reading a fair amount about the Jermichael Finley situation in recent weeks. I feel badly for the guy frankly as he was due for a huge payday if he hadn’t gotten injured. Now it will obviously be difficult for him to command a huge salary. But that’s good news for the Packers. As other teams continue to be reluctant to go after him (despite having been medically cleared to play by his doctor), I think the Packers find themselves in a good position here. Though they need to be careful not to wait too much longer. Of course, first Packers’ MDs need to determine that he can play – but then I think the team should start having serious discussions with Finley and his agent right away because if he can return to even part of what he was before, the Packers could get a quality TE at a huge discount. If the Packers had great options lined up behind Finley I might feel differently. And while I think Bostick and Richard Rodgers definitely have potential (I’m not big on Quarless), Finley knows the system, has a good rapport with Rodgers and could step on the field and contribute immediately (again, assuming he’s cleared to play by Packers’ MDs).

I say take the gamble. Your take?

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4 Responses to “What should Packers do with Jermichael Finley?”

  1. Dave In Tucson Says:

    After two serious injuries to his head and neck, I would think the Packers should be very cautious about bringing him back.

    And honestly, I think Finley should think seriously about retiring. There’s more to live than football. Like walking, and being able to put a stream of connected thoughts together.

  2. tangysizzl Says:

    I don’t care one way or the other. If he re-signs great, if not oh well. If hes willing to risk it, so am I.

  3. this is way too much work Says:

    i think he has to know his own body & make his own decisions. i am respecful of the circumstances. bottom line: finley’s body; finley’s
    decision. and may all the positive forces send the vibes the rt way!

  4. Dave K Says:

    I have read he has a $10 million tax free disability policy waiting for him if he can’t play. No team is going to pay close to that. So, IF a team doctor clears him is Finley willing to lose considerably money to play again and risk his life? Doubt it.

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