Greg Jennings is one of the many desirable wide receiver free agents on the market this year. And by desirable we mean serviceable not necessarily marquee. He could limit the market for himself though, according to a report from Pro Football Talk, by asking for too much money in a deal in free agency.
Pro Football Talk says league sources believe Jennings is seeking a deal for more than $12 million a year.
Jennings is currently 29, but will turn 30 in September and missed a lot of games last season. But certainly his career is on the downslope and he isn’t worth $12 million a year.
The Green Bay Packers are also considering using their franchise tag on Jennings and at $12 million a year it might be their only way to keep him with out putting themselves in a financially irresponsible marriage with an aging receiver.
He didn’t obviously have over 1,000 yards this season due to injury, but he also didn’t the season before. More notably he isn’t the home run threat he once was. His average yards per catch has dropped from 16.6 yards in 2010 to 10 yards last season.
Hurting Jennings is also other free agent wide receivers like Mike Wallace and a deep draft class at that particular position.