After two days of inactivity and much uncertainty about his actual future, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings will be paying a visit to North Division rival Minnesota Vikings today, according to a post this morning on profootballtalk.com.
Jennings, who for the past couple of days has been relatively silent – as has his phone, according to reports – is one of the top free agent wide receivers still on the market. The talk was that the Vikings were initially interested in Jennings until they learned of his salary demands (around $12 million per year). However, now that the market has somewhat set itself with the second day signings of the likes of Reggie Bush (4 years, $16 million) and Wes Welker (2 years, $12), the market value for Jennings is probably right around $6-$8 million per year.
Whether the Vikings are willing to pay more than that is why Jennings is making the visit.
The Packers, it has been reported, have a genuine interest in bringing back the player who they drafted and with whom they won a Super Bowl in 2010. Jennings has also said that he is interested in playing with a team with a solid quarterback, solid character in the locker room and a place where he could raise his family in peace.
Well, two out of three is OK. Clearly, Jennings would not be playing with the best quarterback in the league if he went to Minnesota, though he would be the main receiver because the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.