Greg Jennings Return to Green Bay Becoming More Likely?
As I sit here writing this and at this very moment, Greg Jennings may be signing his next contract. With that in mind, I’m not going to talk about which team I think he’s headed to or which team is the best fit. That could be obsolete by the time I click “publish”. What is NOT so obsolete are increased chances that Greg Jennings may return to the Packers.
It’s still likely that Jennings signs elsewhere. After all, we’re only a few hours into the official start of free agency. However within these short few hours, the Miami Dolphins have already signed free agent receiver Mike Wallace. Several other teams have already signed other players, albeit at different positions. Very few rumors have emerged as to where Jennings may land or even which teams are interested in him. That tells me that many NFL teams don’t see Jennings as a top-tier free agent.
So what does that mean? It means that while it’s still likely that Jennings will sign elsewhere, the likelihood that he returns to Green Bay is much higher than it has been in the court of public opinion over the past few months.
NFL Network’s Charlie Casserly speculated that teams are likely a bit weary of Jennings’ health outlook and his age. Jennings is 29 (he turns 30 during this next season) and is not old nor washed up by any means. But having missed time over the past two seasons, the concerns about his durability are piling up.
Beyond the market bearing itself to Jennings, we must also remember that Jennings himself has said that the quarterback that he is playing for is important in where he ends up.
The Minnesota Vikings, for one, have been a team that is rumored to be interested in Jennings but that would pair him with Christian Ponder. I’d have to say that would not qualify as a “good quarterback” scenario. It’s possible that Ponder could break out next year (Ok, ok, not all that possible) but if Jennings goes to the Vikes, he becomes the #1 and at this point, I don’t see Jennings as a pure #1 receiver anymore.
There’s also a possible glimpse into Jennings’ mindset via his Twitter account. Today, Jennings tweeted:
“Lord just like everyday. Today I give everything over to you. Let you will be done.
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