Jermichael Finley: Marshawn Lynch once wanted to be a Packer

As a member of the Bills, Lynch had interest in joining Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
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Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley says that Marshawn Lynch wanted to become a Packer when he was a member of the Buffalo Bills, he told the Two Deep NFL Podcast.

Finley told a short story about Lynch coming up to him and quarterback Aaron Rodgers during halftime of a game between Green Bay and Buffalo.

“We were running off the field, and this is when he was playing for the Bills—it was half-time actually,” Finley said. “Me and Rodgers were running to the locker room and Lynch came over, hit us on the shoulder and said ‘Tell [Green Bay general manager] Ted Thompson to come get me.

“That’s the thing that you deal with in the NFL. Those guys who are playing with the Buffalo Bills or even the Cleveland Browns and they want to get to a team, where they can for sure win a ring. I don’t doubt those guys at all. That’s why you play the game, to win a championship.”

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Lynch later won a championship with the Seahawks to cap off the 2013 season.

During last month’s Super Bowl, Lynch announced his retirement after nine NFL seasons with a tweet that showed a pair of cleats hung up on a wire. He finished his career with 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns.

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