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NFL Free Agency: Expect Bidding War Between Vikings, Dolphins over Greg Jennings


NFL Free Agency doesn’t officially open until March but already teams are starting to see what the field is going to look like. Free agency is a time when big names usually switch teams, and one of the biggest names on the market is Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings. With a plethora of targets in Green Bay and needs all over the field that require the attention of serious cash, Jennings not returning to Green Bay is a virtual certainty.

But while his time with the Packers is over, Jennings is going to find plenty of work elsewhere in the NFL and two of the top places he could land are Minnesota and Miami.

The Vikings are the top choice, as they’re the most familiar with Jennings and they have both the cash and the need to sign him. Miami is in a similar situation, and has the luxury of being a warm weather city to it’s advantage over Minnesota as well as being the home of Jennings former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.

But while Miami is a warm weather stadium, Jennings would be guaranteed to be playing nine games a year inside of a dome stadium — an environment in which he thrives.

While Jennings won’t command a top tier salary this offseason, both the Vikings and Dolphins are expected to get into a bidding war to acquire his services. Both Minnesota and Miami have young quarterbacks in desperate need of a veteran target and both have cash to throw around. Both are also expected to take wide receivers in this April’s NFL Draft meaning whoever lands Jennings is going to have more than enough toys for their young quarterback to play with.

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  • Sigil

    Unlike Miami however, Minnesota is closer to contending in the playoffs. Either way though, whoever ends up bidding highest will get his services.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josh.hill.71653 Josh Hill

      Exactly. I’d personally like it if he went to Minnesota since it makes more sense, but Miami does have it’s appeal to Jennings. I’d prefer it if he went to Minnesota, there’s more wiggle room there IMO

    • Pygskyn

      Both teams are right on the cusp, if they do as well this offseason as they did the last, then Miami has the depth of talent to easily make the post season (maybe not quite topple NE, but a WC birth easy)