We imagine Greg Jennings would play for anyone these days. However, back in 2006 Jennings was less than thrilled to get drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
Jennings recounted the days leading up to the draft in a post on The Players’ Tribune.
Anywhere but Green Bay…
True story: A few days before I was drafted, I was getting calls from a bunch of teams. I had the Nextel flip phone. It lit up with a 920 area code. That’s a Green Bay number. I remember thinking right before I picked up, Ahhh man. I’ve lived in Michigan all my life. Please let me go somewhere warm. It was a few coaches from the Packers, and we had a good conversation.
The next day, I went out to breakfast with my best friend, Jerome Harrison, who was also in the draft. We were talking like, “O.K., of all the teams you talked to, where would you not want to go?”
I said Green Bay.
Get me outta this cold, man. Let me get some sunshine.
So naturally, on Draft Day, my Nextel lit up with the 920 area code. My heart literally sank. When I got on the phone and the GM said, “We’re about to draft you, Greg. Are you excited to be a Green Bay Packer?”
I said, “Absolutely!”
Jennings, of course, would go on to play seven seasons for the Packers and enjoy the most success of his career.
Since leaving Green Bay, Jennings has been released by two teams.