So, all I can say is that Jennings got suckered into heading west to the Land of 10,000 lakes.
If it’s true that the Vikings told Wallace that he would only have to spend the football season in the snow and cold of the Nordic Nation while holding out 76 million American dollars, it only shows the Vikings’ desperation.
It also makes me wonder what they told Jennings, the former Packers receiver on the downside of his career … that he would be enjoying the warm confines of a new stadium? Did they tell him that the stadium wouldn’t be finished for at least three years and by that time they will have shipped him down the road? Probably not.
Granted, it was Mike Wallace’s father who said publicly that the Vikings were offering the $76 million to his son, but it does give one the sense that the Vikings were selling everything but the fact that they’ve got one of the worst quarterbacks in the league who MIGHT connect with a receiver every now and again.
It also underscores the point that Jennings had to be convinced to join the Vikings by another former Packer-turned-Viking – Brett Favre.
I can hear Vince Lombardi screaming from the grave: “What the hell is going on out here?!?”
I was disappointed, angry and hurt when Jennings cozied up to the Vikings for the dollars instead of doing what everyone thought was the right thing and returning to play for a team with the league’s best quarterback and a legitimate chance at a Super Bowl championship.
But he didn’t. And he’s a sucker.
So, we shall move on … heck, as it turns out the Packers have turned what was a dynamic receiving corps last year into a hard working, potentially incredible group of guys this year … I’m looking forward to watching them excel even as much as I am to cheering against Greg Jennings.
Has training camp started yet?