Last week, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley made headlines after making it clear he refused to take a pay cut for the 2013 season considering he was scheduled to make $8.25 million. Of course, if Finley’s agent has anything to say about the matter, it would be that’s not 100 percent the case.
Finley’s agent, Blake Baratz, made it clear he and his client wouldn’t rule anything out–which is smart considering there’s no telling what to expect from Finley if he were to hit the open market. Over the last couple of seasons, Finley has made some bold statements when it comes to being the league’s top pass-catching tight end, but that’s been far from the case as he’s coming off a 2012 season in which he caught 61 passes for 667 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Those numbers may be some-what decent, but they certainly aren’t anything for Finley to brag about on the open market compared to some of the league’s other top pass-catching tight ends.
Plus, if Finley were smart, he should be doing whatever it takes to make sure he returns to the Packers for the 2013 season since they’ll most likely be one of the top contenders in the NFC once again. Not many players are lucky enough to have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball–so it’s time for Finley to be a team player and take his agent’s advice by weighing out all of the options when it comes to the possibility of returning to Green Bay next season.
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