Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a career-threatening neck injury last season, but he’s expected to resume his career. The question is how effective Finley will be coming back from his injury, but he is just 27 and was one of the league’s biggest mis-match makers at the tight end position prior to his injury. Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin report that the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers are all interested in the uber-athletic Packers tight end.
While Finley could still stick around with the Packers, it’s interesting to see that there’s a significant list of suitors. It isn’t surprising, but it isn’t indicative at all of how much money Finley will get. He’s looking at a cheap, one-year deal to prove himself after an injury of that magnitude, and the 2015 offseason would give him his big payday if he is successful in 2014.
The Jets, Seahawks, Chiefs, and Giants could all use another tight end, and it would be interesting to see Finley on the Steelers with the solid Heath Miller in front of him (I highly doubt the Steelers go for him, though). Out of all of those teams, I think the Jets are the most likely landing spot for him, but I could see the Chiefs or Giants taking a flier on his talent.