Jermichael Finley suffered a serious neck injury that forced him to miss a majority of last season, and now the Green Bay Packers tight end is set to become a free agent on March 11. Finley is expected to be cleared for contact soon and start his return to the field, but there will be uncertainty about what city he will call home.
Many have speculated that the Packers could draft a tight end early in the 2014 NFL Draft, but if Finley is healthy and will take a reasonable salary, they could address a different position.
Considering Finley’s recent comments, it seems like he would be interested in doing what it takes to return to Green Bay because he is hoping to stay a Packer for life.
“I said it once before, I want to be a Packer for life,” Finley told Pro Football Talk on Radio Row at the Super Bowl. “But we all know this is a business and the Packers are going to take it as a business but at the same time, I was playing at a high level when I got injured. But at the end of the day, I can go give any team what they need and take them to the promised land, I can guarantee you that.”
Whether or not the two sides can make that happen remains to be seen, but Finley’s desire to stay with the Packers could make negotiations run smoothly.