Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre famously did the unthinkable by joining their rivals the Minnesota Vikings. Now wide receiver Greg Jennings has done the same and headed to the twin cities. In present sports, loyalty is almost gone on both sides, players and the front office, but Jennings told KFAN in Minneapolis Brett Favre gave him some advice.
“Absolutely. We were literally — as I got off the plane and Coach Musgrave walked up to me — I’m on the phone with Brett,” Jennings said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “I spoke with Brett probably two or three times throughout this process — a lot via text and then on the phone as well. But he shot me straight. I knew if there was one person that would shoot straight and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear and the things that I possibly didn’t want to hear, it would be Brett. And so he did that for me.”
But according to Jennings it came down to the front offices, he says Minnesota just wanted him in purple and gold more than Green Bay wanted him.
“I’ll say this, Mr. Spielman and Coach Frazier and the Wilf family, they were more in-tuned to me playing in this color and with this organization than Green Bay was. So the decision was made and I’m excited about it.”
But nevertheless, Jennings is looking forward to returning to Lambeau Field.
“It’s gonna be exciting, business as usual. Obviously I have some history there. Appreciate the opportunities that they gave me. Great organization, but the song said it best.”