Greg Jennings Makes Sense With the Seattle Seahawks in 2013

By Devin O'Barr
Greg Jennings Tackled by Seattle Seahawks

Entering 2012 the Seattle Seahawks had plenty of concerns regarding the wide-receiver position and as we head to free agency the team may make a play for former Green Bay Packers All-Pro Greg Jennings.

Russell Wilson is all the convincing that Jennings needs to go to Seattle, as the rookie showcased just how incredible he can be with 572 passing yards and 127 rushing yards in his two career postseason games this winter. If Wilson had a receiver who can get in and out of cuts like Jennings, those numbers would skyrocket.

Statistically speaking, the Seahawks had some of the worst receivers in the NFL as Sidney Rice was the only player on the club to reach the 700 receiving yards mark. In 2012, the Seahawks were dead last in pass attempts with just 405, but with improved wide-outs, they would be able to sling it down field much more often.

Consistency on the outside would benefit the players like Golden Tate who would enjoy much better match-ups with a player like Jennings on the team. Jennings will turn 30-years old next season, so age may be a factor. However, his ability to teach this young core is something to think about.

The San Francisco 49ers will only be stronger next season in the NFC West with a full season of Colin Kaepernick, and the Seahawks must have the offense to hang tough. I believe an addition like Jennings would make this team much more intimidating in 2013.

Green Bay still has a chance with Jennings like any other team as he is an unrestricted free agent, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Seahawks brought in the wide receiver who has more than 1,000 yards in three of the last five seasons.

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