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You Probably Won’t Have Andrew Quarless to Kick Around Anymore

Andrew Quarless

Tight end Andrew Quarless looks like he’s going to be in demand in free agency, maybe even more so than Jermichael Finley. So while the Green Bay Packers have made attempts to re-sign Quarless… good luck.

You can take this with a grain of salt because it comes from Quarless’ agent, but there are reportedly seven teams interested other than the Packers. We know one of them to be the New York Giants, where former Packers quarterbacks and tight ends coach Ben McAdoo is the new offensive coordinator.

The refrain about Quarless is the same in Green Bay and everywhere else. Teams think, given the chance, Quarless still has room to grow and could eventually turn into a dual threat as a blocker and receiver.

Quarless had his best season as a pro in 2013, catching 32 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns. All were career highs. Those aren’t terribly impressive numbers, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially during free agency.

That meat market opens tomorrow and the Packers will quickly find out what the market for Quarless is going to be. Finley may be another story. He hasn’t been cleared for full contact yet after having neck surgery.

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6 Comments

  1. Mason Crosby March 10, 2014

    He won’t be missed.

  2. Mike R March 10, 2014

    Not buying that report. Decent backup at best.

  3. Chad Lundberg March 10, 2014

    You guys are full of it IMO. Quarless I think is a fine TE, and I’ll tell you why.

    1, he was injured for nearly two seasons, and 2 he has played behind Finley so obviously the big numbers aren’t gonna be there. When Finley finally went down, Quarless was put in and actually had a handful of pretty productive games.

    3, I know not everybody trusts PFF, but it might be the best available tool in grading players. AQ is rated as a top five blocking TE by them.

    If Quarless was given the opportunity to actually start all 16 games, he could easily have a 500+ receiving season. Possibly much more.

    1. Phatgzus March 10, 2014

      Agreed.

      1. Cheese March 10, 2014

        I don’t see why everyone hates on Quarless. He’s done just fine filling in for Finley. He was one of Matt Flynns favorite targets, and that block he put on Jared Allen a few years ago was sweet.

        1. The Mike Moennig March 11, 2014

          Fuck…pay the man