Andrew Quarless was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played primarily as a backup until Jermichael Finley’s career was ended with a neck injury suffered in 2013. Quarless stepped in and has remained one of the top-two tight ends on the team since.
Why he should re-sign: The Packers lack depth at tight end and need to give Rodgers a number of pass-catchers to throw to. When healthy, Quarless has proven himself as a player who can make plays at important times. Arguably his best was the game-winning touchdown in Miami in 2014 with three seconds remaining.
Quarless is an experienced player who understands the Packers offense, and that’s valuable.
Why he should walk: Quarless has never been a highly productive player for the Packers and battled injuries in 2015. It’s time for Green Bay to move on at the position and find someone to pair with Richard Rodgers. Quarless is never going to be the game-changing talent the Packers need.
Injuries held him back last year, but he’s only featured in all 16 games of a season twice in five years. The Packers need a reboot at tight end.