Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 2/20/13
With Greg Jennings likely headed out of Green Bay as a free agent, at least three other Packers wide receivers will be asked this question a lot in the coming weeks and months: Are you a No. 1 wideout? James Jones, who along with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb could lay a claim to that spot in one of the NFL's most prolific passing offenses, took his turn answering the question when he was a guest Tuesday on NFL Network. "I'm ready," he said when asked whether he could be the No. 1 guy. "I work hard every year, and I'm ready to take that role if we don't get Greg back. Hopefully, I can continue to have success and make some plays to help the team out." Jennings, 28, is coming off a breakthrough season in which he set career highs in receptions (64), receiving yards (784) and touchdown catches (14). In fact, his 14 TD receptions led the league. His numbers and those of Jennings (a two-time Pro Bowler), Nelson (who had 1,263 receiving yards and 15 TD catches in 2011) and Cobb (80 catches for 954 yards and eight TDs in 2012) have thrown him into the mix as a potential No. 1 target on an offense where several players could be considered No. 1s. Jennings seems to be looking for a system where bigger numbers can lead to a bigger payday, but Jones told NFL Network he's satisfied being part of an offense in which several high-profile receivers share quarterback Aaron Rodgers' attention with pass-catching tight end Jermichael Finley. "It's humbling, but I think the main thing for a receiver is about winning," he said. "I think being with the Green Bay Packers and understanding that tradition over there, it's all about winning. It rubs off on you. Yeah, you want the ball 12 times a game, but you understand other people have to touch the ball, too. There's only one football. And Aaron does the best job of getting the ball and spreading it around, so it could be a lot worse. We always tell each other it could be a lot worse. You could only get one ball a game if you're playing with a quarterback less skilled than Aaron, so we're blessed."
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