Should the Jaguars Pursue Greg Jennings?
The Jaguars have been looking to add a veteran wideout this offseason and after missing out on Randall Cobb and Dwayne Bowe, could Greg Jennings be on their radar?
Greg Jennings was recently let go by the Minnesota Vikings after they acquired Mike Wallace from Miami and even though he is reportedly talking to several teams, he has yet to find a new home.
Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell, is interested in adding a slot WR if its “the right guy” so why not Jennings? The Jags are a young team that needs a veteran wideout to help the growth of their young wide receivers and also their young franchise quarterback Blake Bortles.
Jennings recently had an interview on Sirius XM NFL radio and he had this to say about finding a new team,
"winning SB not #1 priority. Family, community, & being able to provide leadership is important to me"
The Jaguars clearly fit this description, Jennings would have the opportunity to work with young receivers like Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marqise Lee. He would immediately fill a leadership role in the Jags locker room considering his playoff experience and Super Bowl victory.
Greg Jennings signed a huge 5 year contract with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013 but he failed to live up to his expectations. As he only registered 10 touchdown catches in his two seasons with Minnesota.
However Jennings has done a great job of providing stability to his quarterbacks as he has registered at least 50 catches in 7 of his 9 NFL seasons. He also spent plenty of time at the slot position in his years with the Packers and Vikings.
There is a small red flag in signing Jennings considering he is coming off a minor elbow surgery according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, however the injury was minimal and it isn’t expected to be serious.
Despite Jennings saying he is talking to several teams there has yet to be confirmed interest by any NFL team but with the Jags looking to add a slot wideout, Jennings could be a great fit.
Time will tell if the Jags are potential home for Jennings but if the Jaguars are interested and the price is right, what harm would come in signing a veteran wideout with playoff experience?
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