Brett Favre Talked to Greg Jennings Before He Signed With Minnesota Vikings

By Dan Parzych
(Chuck Cook/USA Today Sports)

It’s one thing for a popular NFL player to sign with a different team, but sometimes it becomes more difficult when that player jumps to a division rival–which is exactly what Greg Jennings did when he left the Green Bay Packers to join the Minnesota Vikings last week. What makes this situation even more difficult to sink in for Packers fans–Brett Favre played a process in the wide receiver’s decision to join the Vikings.

“Literally, as I got off the plane and (offensive coordinator Bill) Musgrave walked up to me, I’m on the phone with Brett,” Jennings said on KFAN-AM, via “I spoke with Brett two or three times throughout this process. He shot me straight. I knew if there was one person that would shoot straight and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear and things I possibly didn’t want to hear, it would be Brett. He did that for me.”

Well, if anybody knows about a difficult transition from playing with the Packers to the Vikings–it’s Favre.

It’s understandable that Jennings wanted to receive a hefty contract, but whether or not he’ll be as successful as a member of the Vikings is debatable when looking at the quarterback situation. Jennings spent his entire career playing with two of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in Favre and Aaron Rodgers–so having Christian Ponder throw the ball his way is going to be a major adjustment.

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