It seems clear that Greg Jennings and his agent have overvalued his worth, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have suitors when he becomes a free agent. It doesn’t look like Jennings is anyone’s first option though.
There was a time when everyone thought Jennings would leave the Green Bay Packers for the Miami Dolphins. That seems pretty unlikely now. The Dolphins are hot on Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace, widely considered the No. 1 receiver about to hit the market.
Only a failure to land Wallace would force the Phins to turn to Jennings and there’s virtually no chance they would sign Wallace and Jennings. Wallace will cost in the $10-12 million per season range and Miami is also close to re-signing Brian Hartline, which will cost them around $7 million per season.
No team is going to invest close to one-fourth of their salary cap in receivers.
The Minnesota Vikings plan on aggressively pursuing a receiver as well. Wallace is also their first target.
They’d love to pair Wallace with Percy Harvin, but that situation has its own problems. Harvin is in the final year of his rookie deal. He wants a huge contract and has also expressed a desire to be traded, so who knows if he’ll even be around.
Assuming the Vikings fail to land Wallace — and we’re just going to do that because the Vikings and failure go hand in hand — they’ll surely turn to Jennings. To be fair, another reason the Vikings probably won’t land Wallace is because the Dolphins whiffed several times last offseason (Payton Manning, Jeff Fisher) and they can’t afford to swing and miss again or their fans will revolt.
With Harvin’s future up in the air, the Vikings almost need to sign someone to play receiver. They’ll probably even be willing to overpay Jennings, although we doubt the Vikings or anyone else will come close to his $14 million asking price.
The market was clearly set when the Chiefs re-signed Dwayne Bowe a couple days ago. Bowe, who’s a year younger than Jennings and has the same number of 1,000-yard seasons (three), got five years for $56 million with $26 million guaranteed.
It would be hard to justify paying Jennings more than that, unless maybe you’re the Vikings.
Hate to see him go to the Vikings – regardless his numbers would be decidedly less as he wouldn’t have an elite QB tossing to him.
The Browns and Bengals are also in the WR mix. They both know Wallace well and both have more money to spend than either the Dolphins or the Vikings.
The Dolphins could be using interest in Wallace as leverage on Jennings.
Either way, we’ll find out next week.
In other completely obvious news, there is going to be a new pope, Sunday is Daylight Savings, and I like dick.
They can have him and they can take Crosby too……. A bad kicker and a gimp.. win win for us
Sucks out loud, but I understand why they’d look hard at Jennings. A) they have no fucking front office talent so they have to suck up other team’s free agents, and , B) being more generous, anything you can do to strengthen your team while weakening your competition makes a shithouse full of sense.
But, the horned assholes to the west are still fucksticks.
Who cares…..2 words….Christian Ponder.
One thing Jennings had that Bowe never had was a great QB. I always hate seeing Packers go over to those ass clowns, but honestly, if they want to pay Jennings 10 million plus, do it. You don’t build teams by overpaying free agents, which is exactly what they would be doing. In the long run, that is good for the Packers.
Good point. The queens having a cap-sucking contract on the books for 5 years for a declining player, it’s perfect. That and Greg is sure to become discontent playing with Mr. Steele. Kinda like Percy.
savage57 deserves leukemia.
Can’t take a writer seriously who doesn’t leave out vendettas and terrible one liners to appease your stuck in the fifties, make out with your sister, imbred Wisconsin fan base. 2 super bowls in 40 years. Dirty imbreds, get ur facts straight
Packer fans worst in sports, Wisconsin belongs in the south. I’ll trade your state for one of the Carolina’s or Tennessee. Gives the midwest a bad name. Us big wigs to your west fuck your sisters and girlfriends with our bloody horns and send the remnants back to your toofless moufs
well perhaps he can make an exception for a team w/ a certain someone lining up behind said ball sucking QB. …i realize that particular MVP isn’t going to be throwing him the ball, but #28 must still be a decent draw for any offensive player.
Lol what’s the matter d? vikings still being terrible?