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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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  • Two issues: 1. Have you checked the guaranteed portion of the various contracts? 2. Jennings sees an opoortunity to make a real difference with an upcoming team...they did make the playoffs in 2012.
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