Here’s your laugh for the day. Former Green Bay Packers turned Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings loves his new quarterback — Christian Ponder.
You know, the only guy to start all 16 games last season and not throw for over 3,000 yards.
“I love him,” Jennings said on 1500ESPN Wednesday. “I love his personality, I love his demeanor on the field. The one thing we talk about, and I’ve shared with him more than anything, is the trust factor because he has everything he needs. The skill set, he has it. It’s just about trusting the other guy.
“Whether that other guy is Kyle (Rudolph), myself, (Jerome Simpson), across the board. It’s just about trusting we’re going to be where he’s knowing that we should be and us trusting that he’s going to have the ball where we know it should be. So, that’s the one thing that kind of takes that split second off of our timing. Other than that, once we develop that trust and that comfort, the sky is the limit. … But Christian, he’s going to be great. I’m excited. He’s going to shock people.”
Great. You hear that, people? He’s going to be great.
In the same interview, Jennings kind of reversed course on his former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, who he refused to mention by name the last time he was asked.
“(He is) extremely smart, like brilliant,” Jennings said. “He’s just thinking about how he can beat you the next time while he’s beating you the first time. That’s just the way his mind works. He sees something and it’s like it’s stored in a memory bank and he remembers it once he sees it and he’s checking at the line.
“He’s going to put you in the best situation to be successful. His accuracy … I can go on and on. He’s a good quarterback. He had great receivers. He had no choice but to be a great quarterback. I’m joking.”
Ah, what a jokester, that Greg Jennings!