The Green Bay Packers never stood a chance in signing free agent Greg Jennings and already told the seven-year veteran that they wouldn’t be among the teams pursuing him. Jordy Nelson, James Jones and the emergence of Randall Cobb have the Packers set for 2013, but why didn’t they at least shop Greg Jennings before the NFL trade deadline or at the start of the season?
A possible third or fourth round pick would have been better than listening to Jennings run his mouth all season and then walk out the door.
Jennings who joined Dolphins radio, looked into the camera and said ”Joe, how you doing. Remember me?” He said he and Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin have a great relationship. The Dolphins are in desperate need for a No. 1 receiver, but so are the Kansas City Chiefs who may need a replacement for Dwayne Bowe.
Per ESPN.com, Jennings has a connection with Chiefs GM John Dorsey who was the previous Director of College Scouting from 2000-2011 for the Packers. With the Chiefs plans unknown for Bowe, does it make sense to pay someone top-dollar who is coming off an injury plagued year?
It started with a concussion in preseason and then to an abdominal tear. You name it, Jennings had it.
Usually we see a free agent elevate their game before the period begins to escalate the contract amount but Jennings, even when fully healthy, was replaced by Cobb as the No. 1. Why should a team pay No. 1 money when he wasn’t even the go-to guy?