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In this episode of “What were they thinking?!”, we take a look at Greg Jennings and his decision to play for the Minnesota Vikings.Recent news has surfaced that Jennings received an offer from Green Bay for around $8 million per season and actually also had an offer of around $6 million per year from the New England Patriots.Instead of taking either offer, Jennings went where he would receive the most money and got $9.5 million per season for the next five years.What would cause a wide receiver of Jennings’ caliber to choose a team that has won only 19 games over the past three seasons over two teams that have 75 wins, five division crowns, and a Super Bowl win between them in those same three years?In my mind the difference in pay is not enough to merit the move from Green Bay to Minnesota. The difference between $40 million and $47.5 million over a five-year period does not seem to be enough of a financial gain to push Jennings to pick Christian Ponder over Aaron Rodgers.So what w...
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Just when you thought it was safe for Brett Favre to mend fences with the Green Bay Packers, he goes and helps their most prolific receiver in recent years head to a division rival.
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Greg Jennings may have left Green Bay for an in-division rival in the Minnesota Vikings and yes for the team that offered him the most money - five years, $47.5 million, $18 million guaranteed - but he went to the team that made him feel wanted the most.
And yet on paper you can see why some people feel this is a selfish act to go for the money, as it is being reported he rejected...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. All the wining-and-dining, and a lot of money, has finally landed the Minnesota Vikings their outside receiver and pried him away from a division rival.
After more than a day of courting, Minnesota signed Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings on Friday to a five-year contract. ESPN's Josina Anderson is reporting that Jennings' five-year deal is for...
After signing his big deal (five years, $47.5 million, $18 million guaranteed), former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings had a moment of reflection...Ponder-ing, one might say...
Greg Jennings has agreed to a five-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the latest Green Bay Packer to head across the border and join their bitter NFC North rivals.The contract has a maximum value of $47.5 million, with $18 million guaranteed. The contract is worth a minimum of $27 million over the first three years, and could be as much as $28.5 million over the first...
Greg Jennings felt the need to be wanted, and he wanted to show the Packers that he has a lot left in the tank. Jennings will now get the opportunity to do both.
Adam Schefter is reporting that Jennings and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a deal.
Greg Jennings reached agreement with…the Vikings.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
Jennings will now have the...
The Packers went from an offense with Greg Jennings and Steven Jackson to an offense with neither in the span of about 24 hours. Green Bay entered the offseason needing to upgrade its defense. Now, it will have to upgrade the offense, too, if it wants to remain relevant in the NFC.
Greg Jennings is the latest defector from Green Bay to Minnesota, agreeing to terms on a reported five-year contract.
Tweet Between 2006-2012 Greg Jennings won a Super Bowl, made two Pro Bowl appearances, and racked up 425 receptions, 6,537 yards, and 53 touchdowns for the Green Bay Packers. Next season he’ll be suiting up for the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings after agreeing to a five-year contract. Since 2009 T.J. Lang has been [...]
After shipping troubled receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, the Minnesota Vikings suddenly had a need for a number one receiver. The Vikings landed that receiver on Friday, reportedly signing former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings to a five year deal. Multiple outlets are suggesting the deal is worth $48 million dollars for the life of the contract. 18 million...
Greg Jennings turned quite few heads a few days into free agency when he decided to leave the Green Bay Packers and join their hated rival Minnesota Vikings with a new 5-year, $48 million deal. An interesting move from Jennings, who goes from catching passes from perennial MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers to catching balls from struggling young quarterback Christian Ponder.
Greg Jennings said he communicated with Brett Favre a few times during his visit to Minnesota, a 24-hour period that ended with Jennings signing a five-year contract with $18 million in guarantees.
During an interview with Paul Allen of KFAN, Greg Jennings said that Brett Favre gave him an idea of how it is to play for the Minnesota Vikings.
Jennings said that he was talking to Favre while meeting with the Vikings’ front office,
“Literally, as I got off the plane and (offensive coordinator Bill) Musgrave walked up to me, I’m on the phone with Brett,” Jennings said on...