Greg Jennings to meet with Vikings today


Greg Jennings to meet with Vikings today

CREATED Mar. 14, 2013

It was only a matter of time before the news became official. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings will meet with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. 

This is not the first time the Packers bitter division rival has entertained the notion of poaching a player from Green Bay. You may recall the acquisition of players such as Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Brett Favre (after he was traded by the Packers to the Jets), and Robert Ferguson.

After trading away Percy Harvin, the Vikings receiving core is a bit of a mess. Jennings would step in and be an immediate number 1 for QB Christian Ponder. As of today, their number 1 receiving threat is second-year tight end Kyle Rudolph. 

It remains to be seen how significant a commitment a team is willing to make for the 29 year old Jennings. Mike Wallace set the market for free agent wide receivers when he signed a 5-year, $60 million dollar deal with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. On Wednesday, veteran Wes Welker signed a rather modest 2-year, $12 million dollar deal with the Denver Broncos. In regards to number of years, and average contract value per season, Jennings figures to be some place in between. 

There have been several reports linking Jennings back to Green Bay. According to reports, the longer Jennings is on the market, the better chance the Packers have at signing him. I am still in the camp that would be shocked if Jennings ended up back with the Packers. I just don't see it. I think the idea of Jennings remaining a member of the Packers is convenient discussion based upon the contract Wallace signed, and the fact that Jennings agent, Eugene Parker, also represents running back Steven Jackson. The Packers have reportedly met with Parker regarding Jackson this week. 

If Jennings decides to play for another team, no worries, I wish him the best. However, I think I speak for many when I say I hope that team is not the Minnesota Vikings.