Greg Jennings cleaned out his Green Bay Packers locker on Sunday, less than a day after the Packers lost in a lopsided game against the San Francisco 49ers. As he cleaned out his locker, the 29-year-old wide receiver and free agent acknowledged his end of days with his Wisconsin teammates, telling reporters:
“I’m going to play football. I’m going to train hard this offseason and be prepared to play football next year. That’s all I can control and that’s what I’ll do. That’s what I’m best at. And I’m excited for that.”
As the season began to draw near its inevitable end, Jennings had hinted over the last several months that he was unlikely to re-sign with the Packers. According to Jennings:
“At the end of the day, you know the Packers are going to do what’s best for the Packers. And that’s not going to change whether you’re No. 4 (Brett Favre), No. 80 (Donald Driver), No. 85 (Jennings), No. 77 (Cullen Jenkins). That’s going to be the case.
They’re going to do what’s best for the Packers and the organization. And as the other half of the businessman sitting down at that table, I have to do what’s best for myself and my family.”
While Greg Jennings appears ready to jump ship, the Packers could still place the franchise tag on the wide receiver, paying him nearly $10 million for a one-year contract extension. Jennings at 29-years-old is looking for a more long term deal that will secure his future in the NFL.
In the meantime, the Green Bay Packers still have a suitable WR squad that includes Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones.
Instead of defending the reasons he should remain a Packer, Jennings told reporters:
“I’ll be willing to do what’s best for me and my family. That’s my stance on it.”
During his time with the Green Bay Packers, the WR has been named to two Pro Bowl teams but is coming off his worst season in seven years, largely caused by a groin injury that sidelined him for eight games. Jennings finished the season with 36 receptions and 366 yards that resulted in four touchdowns.