As we near the end of the first day of NFL free agency, the top wide receiver left on the board is Greg Jennings. With Mike Wallace headed to South Beach, and Victor Cruz likely staying in New York, Jennings has become the prize wide out.
Most thought it was a foregone conclusion that he would be done as a member of the Green Bay Packers, mainly because he put his Wisconsin home up for sale. In addition to that, in nearly every interview with Jennings, you got the feeling he was ready to move on. But, not so fast. The latest reports indicate that Jennings may stay in Green Bay after all.
The two rumored favorites to sign Jennings are the Packers and Minnesota Vikings. The two NFC North rivals are said to be in hot competition to land/retain the services of the talented wide out. In addition, it’s being rumored that if Jennings doesn’t agree to a deal before midnight, that he will stay with the Packers.
The wild-card team at this point is the Denver Broncos. They’ve also inquired about Jennings’ services, but appear to be a long-shot.
So it seems it will come down to the Vikings and Packers. Does Jennings want a fresh start playing along side the game’s best running back Adrian Peterson, or will he elect to stay with an MVP-winning quarterback in Aaron Rodgers?
Just from a wide receiver perspective, it would make sense for Jennings to want Rodgers throwing him the ball, and not the unproven Christian Ponder. Whatever decision he does make, will only further add to the tension between the two rivals.