Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) shares a laugh with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) after the Packers beat the Vikings 24-10 in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Kick Tires On Greg Jennings


The Minnesota Vikings traded away their best wide receiver, Percy Harvin, to the Seattle Seahawks. That creates a void, and if you thought the offense relied on Adrian Peterson last year. The could just snap the ball directly to him this year and just run every play. But the Minnesota Vikings were supposedly eyeing Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.

They kicked the tires and looked at him but apparently their interest in him has “cooled.” Jennings supposedly is asking for too much money.

The Packers reportedly offered him $10 million annually for either 4 or 5 years. The Minnesota Vikings aren’t willing to match those numbers that the Packers are offering.

And why would they? Christian Ponder is still throwing the football right? And Jennings will turn 30 next September. Those last couple years of the contract could wind up being a bad investment.

Plus he battled injuries last year, and his future and ability to stay healthy as he ages could come into question. The numbers he was putting up 3 years ago aren’t guaranteed, and especially if he has a quarterback who doesn’t throw for more than 3,000 yards.

 

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