When Bob McGinn suggested the Green Bay Packers should trade wide receiver Greg Jennings this year, many fans thought he was nuts despite being one of the most respected voices on the Packers beat.
The thinking of many fans, bloggers and beat writers alike was along the lines of, “receivers like Jennings don’t come around very often. Ted would be nuts to let him walk.”
It’s a very easy argument to understand. Jennings and Aaron Rodgers share a unique chemistry and that’s not something Thompson can replace with draft pick, even a first round selection. He’s also one of the most beloved players on the team by the fans so naturally they refuse to consider the idea of Jennings in any other colors than green and yellow.
That said, one must consider the reality of the situation. Rodgers himself admitted it’s a very real possibility Jennings won’t be back in 2013. Plus the Packers are faced with signing Jennings, Rodgers, Clay Matthews and BJ Raji in the next few years. Jordy Nelson also will need a new contract thanks to his stellar play. It’s very possible one of them will be a casualty of simple math as the Packers try to stay a reasonable amount under the salary cap.
Unbelievably, that casualty very well could be Jennings.