After a stellar seven-year run in Titletown, Greg Jennings is packing his bags and migrating to Minnesota.
The 29-year-old Jennings, a two-time Pro Bowl selection (2010-11), signed a five-year deal with the Vikings on Friday, according to the organization.
The contract, as reported by ESPN.com, carries a maximum value of $47.5 million, with $18 million guaranteed.
Drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft (52nd overall) by the Packers out of Western Michigan, Jennings departs Green Bay holding top-10 franchise marks in receptions (425, seventh), receiving yards (6,537, seventh) and touchdown receptions (53, fifth).
In turn, the 5’11”, 195-pound Jennings, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., accounted for three 1,000-yard campaigns while donning the green and gold, headlined by a career-best 1,292 yards (on 80 catches) in 2008.
“Viking nation,” cited Jennings, who met with Minnesota team officials on Thursday, in a video posted of the Vikings’ Twitter page, “I’m excited, you should be excited, we've united.
“I’m excited to be a part of what you guys have established here…I appreciate the embrace that I know I’m going to receive. Look forward to scoring many touchdowns and helping this team win a championship.”
Jennings did, however, help guide the Packers to the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title in 2010.
During the aforementioned title-winning campaign, Jennings played in all of Green Bay’s 16 games en route to snaring 76 passes (good for 18th in the league) for 1,265 yards (fourth in the NFL) and 12 touchdowns (second only to Kansas City’s Dwayne Bowe among NFL pass catchers).
This past season, though, Jennings, who missed eight contests due to injury, amassed career lows in catches (36) and receiving yards (366).