Nine, according to ESPN.
ESPN released their tight end power rankings this week and Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley finished 10th.
The Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten and the San Diego Chargers’ Antonio Gates were far and away the No. 1 and 2 tight ends in the rankings.
While Finley’s ranking isn’t all that surprising, considering he missed most of the 2010 season, you have to question the rationale of the voters. The Indianapolis Colts’ Dallas Clark, who also missed considerable time with an injury in 2010, came in third.
Clearly, Clark and the top two tight ends have a more robust body of work than Finley. That being said, if you had to choose a tight end for your team right now, I think Finley would be a lot higher.
He’d certainly be chosen before several guys ahead of him on the list, namely Brandon Pettigrew, Mercedes Lewis, Kellen Winslow Jr., Tony Gonzalez and Chris Cooley and possibly Vernon Davis and Clark.
As was previously pointed out, these rankings are supposed to be based on how good the player is now and his potential for the future. Seems the voters more or less ignored that directive in voting on tight ends.
I’m sure will get some Twit Tweets from Finley about this one.
I love it, this is gonna make Jermichael tear shit up in 2011!
This is a joke. Pettigrew who the hell is he. Jermichael is probably the 3rd best TE in the league!!!
YOTTO- Crank up that ross J-Fin. Gotta make the top of the list and prove these doubters wrong.
Tough to rank him due to injuries. It really doesn’t matter how skilled you are if you aren’t on the field. I would like to know when Jason Witten became such a great blocking TE, because I haven’t seen it. Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis are easily the two best TEs right now. The guy, PK, who ranked Tony Gonzalez as the #2 TE and Dallas Clark as #10 must have been wading in the Hot Tub Time Machine at the time. Craziness.
Brandon Pettigrew?? HAHAHAHA!!!!
it’s always a good thing when packers get hated on. he is going to be en fuego this year. Yes Finley talks mad shit, but that’s because he knows that he can back all of it up when he’s healthy. He’s right… he cannot be covered, that would make me cocky, too. Jennings and Finley are going to torch defenses
If he plays ball and quits twitter, he will be my favorite player.