Jermichael Finley in action

Fellow tight end Jermichael Finley, also 27, has $10 million waiting for him. It's not $40 million, but it's enough to live comfortably the rest of his life.

All Finley has to do to collect that money is give up football. There's the rub.

Finley, who has spent his entire career with the Packers, suffered a serious neck injury against the Browns last year. It happened to be the final year of his contract. So he went into free agency with a neck issue that makes it hard for an NFL team to invest heavily in him.
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Green Bay Packers v Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 13: Tightend Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers stiff arms linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Packers TE Finley promising hard knocks this year

Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley (88) is congratulated by teammate Randall Cobb (18) after Finley's touchdown catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Washington Redskins v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 15: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by Chris Banjo #32 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Redskins 38-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers Jermichael Finley leaps for a touchdown during his NFL season home opener football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) leaps for a touchdown during the second quarter of his NFL season home opener football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, California September 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley reacts after catching a pass for a first down during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Tennessee Titans' Al Afalava (38) breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley (88) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Green Bay Packers' Greg Jennings (85) watches as Jermichael Finley (88) celebrates a catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 23-14. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after catching a pass for a first down against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Lambeau Field on December 2, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 23-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers catches a pass for a first down against A.J. Jefferson #24 of the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Lambeau Field on December 2, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 23-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 18: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers runs for a first down as Ricardo Silva #39 and Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions give chase during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers defeated the Lions 24-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 28: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field on October 28, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers catches a pass for a first down as Chris Harris #43 of the Green Bay Packers atempts to make the tackle during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers defeated the Lions 27-15. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers v San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Tight end Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers catches the ball for a touchdown as Steve Gregory #28 and Eric Weddle #32 of the San Diego Chargers look on, on November 6, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers v Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers looks on against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)