Greg Jennings is a member of the Miami Dolphins, where he will get to reunite with former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator and current Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin.
Jennings signed a two-year deal worth $8 million on Tuesday.
It’s a fitting twist. Jennings was axed by the Minnesota Vikings after they traded for Dolphins wideout Mike Wallace earlier this offseason. Wallace, like Jennings, was considered a free agent bust. However, the Vikings sent a fifth-round pick to the Dolphins for Wallace and a seventh-rounder. They also took on his monster salary.
In the end, Miami is up a fifth-round pick, rid of an albatross of a contract and they have arguably a better receiver at a much lower price. This once again proves that the Minnesota Vikings are idiots.
Now, if you happen to be one of the five remaining Greg Jennings fans, then you’ll want to take note of this. Jennings played by far his best football when Philbin was running the Packers offense from 2007-11. He had at least 920 yards in each of those five seasons, with three seasons over 1,100 receiving yards.
Since he left Green Bay, it’s become evident that Jennings’ statistics were largely a product of the guy who happened to be throwing him the ball. Still, if anyone is going to get something out of a 32-year-old Greg Jennings, no one has a better shot of doing so than Philbin.