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Jermichael Finley is Cashing in on That Insurance Money!

Jermichael Finley

Hey, have you noticed? Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley never signed with anyone.

Finley is coming off spinal fusion surgery — the result of a neck injury he suffered about a year ago. So it’s not entirely surprising that Finley is without a team.

He’s still going to cash in though.

Finley will be filing a claim on a $10 million insurance policy. How does that work? Apparently, if he doesn’t play in four games this season, which has already been the case, then he can collect.

That seems like a pretty stupid insurance policy, but whatever. We’re sure that insurance company can just find ways to gouge us regular folk some more in order to pay for Finley’s $10 million for doing nothing.

Maybe he can get on disability too. Get himself a nice doublewide down by the river and maybe a new pickup to boot!

It’s all FREE MONEY!

While he’s at it, maybe Finley could burn that doublewide down with his wife inside, make it look like an accident, and collect THAT INSURANCE MONEY TOO!

Oh, supposedly Finley still wants to play in the league. He’s still working out in hopes that someone will give him a shot. Well, someone who wants to throw a bunch of money at him anyway.

The Pittsburgh Steelers supposedly offered Finley a contract over the summer, but that wasn’t lucrative enough for his liking. Just because nobody wants you, doesn’t mean you have to be low-balled!

“Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be,” Finley said. “If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that’s a difficult thing that I’m going through with myself …”

Have we mentioned that this isn’t about the money?


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. john doe October 10, 2014

    I don’t think it’s free money. I’m sure there are rates for the $10 million insurance policy, just like any other insurance policy, duh. And you can’t hate on a guy for wanting more money after having neck fusion surgery.

  2. Sean October 10, 2014

    A policy for 10million for a dangerous sport like football are at least couple hundred grand. If he had played out and retired he would have been out 200 hundred grad with nothing to show for it. Insurance company placed a bet… they lost. Simple.

    1. Fritz October 10, 2014

      got to be more than that. you can get fined 200K for touching a QB in a sensitive place. glad he took the policy, tho. bet he had to pay a higher insurance premium for playing on the most injury riddled team in the nfl the past several years.

      anyway, he was a loyal packer when he played for GB, so i think we should wish him all the best and be glad he survived a very scary football injury.

      1. Savage57 October 11, 2014

        Loyal Packer? Surely, you’re not talking about the narcissistic head case that used to play half-assed TE when he wasn’t pissing and moaning about not getting the ball enough, throwing his QB under the bus, whining about not getting in on the Super Bowl picture, proclaiming year after year that this one was going to be YOTTO, whiffing on a block and, wait for it, dropping a pass?

        You are delusional.

  3. Remedy October 10, 2014

    Good, let him collect, and make sure his family is set. Glad his injury wasn’t as serious as it could have been

    That said, I’m glad is whinny motherfucker is gone

    1. You Enjoy Myself October 10, 2014

      He was not a whinny motherfucker for the whole last year and a half/two years dude. Give it a rest, it was a HUGE fucking loss when he went down…

      1. Remedy October 10, 2014

        Don’t give me this bullshit, he shut his mouth when he wanted to get payed

  4. Shawn Neuser October 10, 2014

    Potential is merely productivity that hasn’t been realized yet, or in this case, will never be realized.

  5. CO Bob October 10, 2014

    If he passed Pitt’s physical and can play, then seems like any insurance policy isn’t applicable….isn’t it? I don’t know. I think there’s a good chance he stands to not collect….based on opening his mouth before the check was sent. Not very shrewd.

  6. Andy October 10, 2014

    Pretty stupid post, he has every right to collect that insurance money, and since when does anyone want to defend insurance companies? Bunch of scumbags. good for him, hopefully he can take that money, invest in something and set himself up for the long run.

    1. Savage57 October 11, 2014

      Stupid fuck like Finley’ll piss it away in about two years, and wind up on the dole.

  7. Carlos Goodman October 11, 2014

    I’m sooo glad Finley isn’t on the team anymore! We are absolutely stacked at the position without him.

    1. Kato October 11, 2014

      Please tell me I am sensing sarcasm here?

  8. Jtmax October 11, 2014

    Rodgers is better than finley. He doesnt have butterfingers. Wait till qb1 starts throwing to him more. He will catch them all and rack up some yards. Good riddance of finley. Whiner and dropper.

  9. ay hombre October 11, 2014

    I agree Finley seems like the type to be broke 5-10 years from now. Either that or in jail.

  10. Arcturus October 12, 2014

    This might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever read on this site, excluding some of those articles by that guy that hates the Seahawks so bad. “Free money”? Do you not understand how insurance works? Do you think perhaps that same company has insured a few hundred other athletes that they will never pay out to? I drove past Suring yesterday, glad I didn’t stop and drink any water.

  11. Tucson Packer October 13, 2014

    Maybe Fin should ask Craig for some career advice