Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has frequently heard taunts from fans in Green Bay about dropped passes, but that doesn’t change his view about playing for the team.
“When I’m out and about, people will say, ‘Hey don’t drop your keys!’” Finley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I get pretty much everything. It became second nature. It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s just something I had to overlook.”
Despite that, Finley says he’d love to continue playing in Green Bay.
“I would love to stay there,” Finley said, “but if Green Bay says otherwise, I play football for a living, so I’d have to switch gears and get ready for another chapter in my life.”
It’s unclear whether the Packers will release Finley before the $3 million bonus he’s due in March, but Finley said he would understand if they do that, or ask him to restructure his contract..
“It’s the nature of the business,” Finley said. “If there’s a guy that’s overpaid or that they think is overpaid, they’ll ask for a pay cut. There’s no doubt that I want to be there for life. But it’s a business and the business will tell you otherwise. I would say on the business front, it’s 50/50. But if it was up to me or anybody in my circle, I would love to be back.”
Even if it means hearing more taunts from Green Bay fans.