Greg Jennings hit the open market on Tuesday but he didn’t get the kinds of offers he thought he might get. According to The Green Bay Press-Gazzette, if Jennings didn’t have a legitimate offer into him by midnight on Tuesday, the likelihood of Jennings returning to Green Bay significantly increased. Jennings has received no such offer, which means he could be on his way back to Green Bay very soon.
Jennings spoke on NFL 32 on Tuesday but didn’t say the Packers were going to be his home in 2013.
“I definitely have some destinations in mind and I’m going to keep them close to the vest,” Jennings said. “I’m just enjoying this opportunity to be in free agency. A lot of players don’t get to experience this opportunity, and I’m one that does. So I’m going to embrace the opportunity and take my visits when we get those taken care of and lined up and I’m excited about it.”
After the Percy Harvin trade and the signing of Mike Wallace in Miami, the Minnesota Vikings are becoming a bigger and bigger target for Jennings. Minnesota needs a No. 1 receiver and they reportedly swung and missed on both Wallace and Anquan Boldin in the last 24 hours. Jennings has been linked to the Vikings in the recent past, but despite the fact they haven’t offered him a deal the chance that he ends up there is very high.
Still, the Packers may end up bringing him back if nothing else materializes on the market. Jennings would take an unwilling pay cut if he returned to Green Bay but if no one offers him a deal he’s not going to sit out an entire season. Still, it’s hard to imagine a team not offering Jennings a deal and it’s highly likely that any team offering him a deal in the next 48 hours is going to be wearing purple and yellow.