Christian Ponder needed some help in the receiving game, and the Vikings’ front office just gave it to him.
Greg Jennings signed a five-year deal with the Vikings on Friday. The total contract is worth $47.5 million with at least $18 million guaranteed.
The Vikings traded away their top receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the week and missed out on speedster Mike Wallace, who signed with the Miami Dolphins instead. So, getting Jennings was a must for the Vikes and they came through in the deal after all.
At his introductory press conference on Friday night, Jennings brought up his departure from the other side of the rivalry in Green Bay. He acknowledged the history of Packers players turned Vikings, most notably Brett Favre.
“I’m not the first Packers player to jump over to this side,” Jennings said with a smile. “That makes it a little more relieving.”
Jennings, 29, left a mark with the Packers that included two Pro Bowl selections, 425 receptions, more than 6...