Green Bay Packers lost a couple veteran passing targets when Donald Driver retired and Greg Jennings signed with divisional rivals, the Minnesota Vikings. That is leaving an opportunity for other targets to emerge in the Packers passing attack.
Tight end Jermichael Finley could be that guy. He led Packers with 28 yards receiving off of two receptions in their third preseason game. More telling might be the fact that he was targeted 6 times. Only one Packers receiver was targeted more than Jennings.
“The tight end looks better than last year,” the scout said. “He’s healthy, for one thing. He seems like a go-to guy this year where last year he kind of disappeared. He’s just a difficult matchup.”
In their second preseason game Jermichael Finley caught 4 passes for 78 yards. He was targeted 5 times, the second highest of any receiver on the team again.
Last season Jermichael Finley was the fourth leading receiver for the Packers. He was targeted 88 times and caught 61 passes for 667 yards and two touchdowns in the 2012 season.