The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today published a “Bittersweet Farewell” from former wide receiver Greg Jennings to fans of the Green Bay Packers, sending a message of thanks and best wishes to all who have followed him over the past seven years.
This has been a tumultuous week for Jennings and Packers fans. There was the talk that Jennings was about to re-sign with the Packers. Then came his announced visit to Minnesota, the dinner with high ranking officials of that organization and then his signing with the NFC North Division rival Vikings.
It all hurt and Packers fans let their feelings known through every available social media outlet.
In addition, earlier this week Jennings went on Minnesota sports talk radio to tell the world that not only did he make the decision to sign with the Vikings because they “stepped up to the plate,” but that he also had received phone calls and texts from none other than Brett Favre, who Jennings said set him straight about the process and where he should sign.
Packers fans were not happy – they felt doubly stung and doubly hurt.
Today’s message, in my humble opinion, relieves some of the sting that has come about.
However, we can’t forget that he is now a Minnesota Viking and though we love everything he’s done for the Packers organization, his due will come when the Vikes and Packers play in the future.
The ad published today is below.