GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 12: Wide receiver Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with a 'Lambeau leap' after catching a two-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC divisional playoff game on January 12, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Seahawks 42-20 to advance to the NFC championship game. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Unless Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is using his poker face, Greg Jennings won’t be heading to Miami this spring.
According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Philbin isn’t a big fan of Jennings. Jennings had reached out to his former coach a few weeks ago saying, ‘Remember me?” Apparently Philbin does and that’s the problem, he doesn’t put a high value on the Packers wideout.
Maybe it’s the astronomical number Jennings has set for his services, or it’s first hand experience working with him. Either way, Philbin prefers the blazing speed of Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace.
The Dolphins are looking for young receivers to build around Ryan Tannehill, and Jennings who will be 30 in September, and two consecutive years of declining production, has Philbin looking for the right receiver, not the right now guy. Wesseling writes:
‘It seems Philbin also is less than convinced that Jennings is a bonafide No. 1 receiver. The well-connected Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn has been told that Philbin "isn't a huge fan" of Jennings as a player.
Although a source also tells McGinn there is a "50-50" chance Jennings will be hit with the $10.36 million franchise tag, one ex-Packers executive isn't buy it.
Jennings is believed to be seeking an unrealistic $13 to $14 million annually. Without the Dolphins in the mix to drive up the bidding, he might have to settle for $7 to $9 million per season.’