Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finley to Undergo More Medical Tests; Will Send Results to All 32 Teams

Free Agent TE Jermichael Finley will undergo more medical tests tomorrow and send the results to all 32 teams, USA Today's Tom Pelissaro reports

According to Pelissaro, Finley is looking to lock up a roster spot before training camp, something that'll probably make additional clubs interested. 

Currently, the longtime Packer is recovering from a severe neck injury he suffered last season, the reason why he might just end up taking a $10 million insurance policy this fall instead. 

Either way, this news is definitely worth our attention, as positive exams here could really help out Finley's financial state in the near future. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

It's interesting how this isn't a medical decision anymore. He's got a financial choice to make.

It looks like he's received an offer from the Steelers, but it appears to be a small, maybe incentive laden deal. However, if he walks away from football entirely, he'll receive a $10 million insurance check. He even knows the insurance money is tax-free, so he'd have to make something like $15-20 million in NFL salary for the same cash in hand. Can he continue to play football and make more than that $10 million over the remainder of his NFL career?

I think the answer is no. The high water mark for a TE is the $10 million annual that the Saints paid Jimmy Graham with approx. $21 million guaranteed. If he's not going to get paid like Graham, then he'd be better off with the $10 million from the insurance company.