Green Bay Packers: Why would they even consider Greg Jennings?
Experience and skill … but not at the level he once was
Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Well, Jennings would bring experience and abilities that had once made him an elite pass-catcher. He’s familiar with the Packers offense and catching passes from Rodgers.
But whether Jennings still offers those skills is the question.
At 31 years old, he could still have a few more years left in him. His role wouldn’t demand much of him either as he wouldn’t have the pressure of being the main receiving threat.
With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb leading the receiving corps and Davante Adams improving behind them, the Packers are already stacked at the position.
Rotating in Jennings could give opposing defenses even more headaches with their preparation.
On the flip side, maybe the Packers would struggle to find a role for him.
Would the return of Jennings hinder the development of Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis?
They are two players who should expect to see some playing time on offense in 2015.
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