Jermichael Finley is at a crossroads in his Green Bay career. The Packers have a decision to make in terms of whether or not they want to pay him a $3 million in March.
If the Packers release Finley, it would save the team $8.25 million in salary cap space. Finley during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, said it’s a 50/50 chance that he’s back with the Packers.
Finley has had some frustrating moments with the Packers, but is aware that he frustrates Green Bay fans the most. Finley admitted that when he’s out in public, Packers fan taunt him about his inability to hold onto the ball.
“When I’m out and about, people will say, ‘Hey, don’t drop your keys!’” Finley said. “I get pretty much everything. It became second nature. It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s just something I had to overlook.
“I just built a wall, built a shell and was a man about the situation,” Finley said, “by shutting them up and playing football.”
Finley can be a great talent at times, but I’m not sure the Packers see him as a guy who should make $8 million a year. We know the fans don’t.