Link: TE Andrew Quarless becoming a hot name in free agency?

There was a lot of attention paid at the end of last week to Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, but little has been discussed about his backup and fellow pending free agent until very recently.  Rob Demovsky writes for ESPN.com that Andrew Quarless is a player that many teams might think is flying under the radar to the public, but not necessarily to NFL front offices.

The former fifth-round draft pick from Penn State already is drawing plenty of interest on the free-agent market, according to his agent, Chris Cabot.

Cabot said Monday that he has had discussions with the Packers and seven other NFL teams about Quarless since the free-agent negotiating period opened on Saturday. 

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Could the Jets be among that list of eight teams?  They are a team still looking for a starter at the spot.  So while it is possible that the Jets are interested, it is still unknown at this point.

Quarless emerged after the injury to Jermichael Finley but might be one of the dark horse free agent in terms of compensation by this time next week.  Quarless played well in relief of Finley and is known as an athletic tight end with upside based on his playing behind Finley for much of his career.




8 comments
bob
bob

Interesting article.  I guess he's worth a look. cant hurt..

dgdg
dgdg

Based on Packers' offense, he not likely the strong blocker that would significantly differentiate himself from Cunby.

jaym
jaym

Lets keep throwing chit against the wall and see what sticks

Bent
Bent moderator

@Wilkershakes  He didn't grade out well in 2013, but that might just mean he had tougher assignments than he could handle so I'm certain he is still a much better blocker than someone like Winslow or Keller.


He's been described as a willing blocker, but coaches have reportedly picked him up on pad level and consistency.  Still, the effort will be there.


Seems to have been pretty good in pass protection.  Similar to Pettigrew in that respect.

bob
bob

@jaym


Ha Ha Oh that's funny!