Jermichael Finley Wants to be Super Bowl MVP : Packers Insider

Jermichael Finley Wants to be Super Bowl MVP

May 17, 2010 by  
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May 16, 2010 ~ Greg A Bedard

~ In 2008 when the Green Bay Packers drafted a barely 21-year-old, redshirt sophomore with 17 college starts, they knew he would have to grow up a lot.

On the field, Jermichael Finley did it faster last year than most imagined.

"I want to be a leader coming into 2010 and a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion - I want all of that. I want to be the guy they know can make that happen."

In just one off-season, Finley went from a cocky rookie who thought he could skate by on athleticism alone without glancing at the playbook, to nearly eclipsing the single-season franchise record for catches by a tight end.

He stands on the precipice of becoming the best tight end in the National Football League. His teammates know it. His coaches know it. He knows it.

To deliver on that promise entering his third season, Finley thinks he needs to make the same kind of improvement off the field.

“I want it all,” Finley said as the Packers prepared to begin voluntary off-season workouts Monday. “I want to be the best tight end in the league, and I want to be a better father, husband and teammate.

“I want people to know they can look at Jermichael Finley and say, ‘That’s a Packer.’ That’s what I’m shooting for.”

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