1) Introduction: Packers fans are already well acquainted with tight end Jermichael Finley. Finley broke onto the scene late in the 2009 season and had all the potential to become the next all-world tight end. Three seasons have come and gone since then, and many are still waiting for Finley to realize that potential. Finley’s 2011 season was his first back from a season-ending knee injury and he had some issues hanging onto the ball as well as things being said outside the locker room. Fully healthy once again, many hoped 2012 would finally be the year for Finley to develop into the dangerous weapon everyone knows he can be.
- Age: 25
- Born: 03/26/87, in Lufkin, TX
- Height: 6’5”
- Weight: 247
- Rookie Year: 2008
- NFL Experience: 5 years
(3) Expectations coming into the season: The expectation this past season for Finley were pretty much the same as the previous two—finally put his size and incredible skills together and become one the best tight ends in the game. The drop issue hopefully was behind Finley and since he was healthy, he was expected to add another dimension to an already dangerous passing game.