NFL Rumors: Greg Jennings to the Minnesota Vikings?

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Let’s be honest, most Minnesota Vikings fans have at least entertained the thought of free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings signing in Minneapolis. Sure, he’s spent his whole career with the rival Green Bay Packers, but he’s very talented and the Vikings need receivers.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport recently stated that he thinks Minnesota is a possible landing spot for the star wide out. However, the Miami Dolphins appear to be the front-runner – which would reunite Jennings with his former offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin.

I think there’s a chance that Jennings will consider signing with the Vikings. They fit the bill in terms of being able to pay him, as well as providing him a team that’s already playoff-caliber. If he did ink a deal with Minnesota he’d go right to the top of the depth chart for wide receivers. Percy Harvin is technically the team’s No. 1, but in reality he’s more of a slot receiver and not a true No. 1 by historical standards.

Regardless, I’d look at it more as a 1 and 1A situation.

The only problem is that both Harvin and Jennings work best out of the slot, so there would somewhat of an issue in terms of getting everyone to their best place on the field at all times. I would consider that a good problem to have.

So what are the odds Jennings signs with Minnesota?

I’m going 10%, as in it’s possible, but not likely. It doesn’t seem like there’s any bad blood between Jennings and the Packers, so he wouldn’t sign with the Vikings just to stick it to Green Bay. Plus, Jennings has made it no secret that he prefers to play inside or in warm weather. Yes, the Vikings will play at the Metrodome next season, but the following two years will be played outside at TCF Bank Stadium while their new home is under construction. This could very well factor into Jennings’ decision.

My guess is that if Jennings decided he wanted to be a Viking, that even the most hardcore purple and gold fans would quickly forget he was a Packer.

 

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