Wide receiver leaves Green Bay to join rival team.
Free agent Greg Jennings has signed a five-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, as he has moved from the Green Bay Packers to join rival NFC North team Minnesota.
When Percy Harvin left the Vikings for the Seattle Seahawks via a trade last week, Minnesota needed to fill a hole at the position.
While not many would have suggested Greg Jennings at the time, the Super Bowl champion had not attracted much attention during free agency, and was even considering an offer from his most recent team, the Green Bay Packers.
However, the big move came when historic rival Minnesota came in with a late deal to grab the play-making receiver, that both the team and Quarterback Christian Ponder so badly needed.
It seems to be that all the teams faith is in the 29 year old. The Vikings are paying big money for his services. $47.5m over five years, with $18m in guaranteed money. Included in the total is a $500,000 bonus for each time Jennings makes the Pro Bowl during his tenure with the team.
Jennings will bring the receiving threat the team needed from last season, especially once Harvin was injured for the season from November. While the position is still a need for the draft, Minnesota don’t need to jump the gun and draft one too high now, as they can now look to a player with raw ability, and can be developed as a compliment to Jennings in the future.