M.D. Jennings And Jerron McMillian To Compete For Safety Spot

Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright (17) rushes with the football after catching a pass as Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings (43) defends during the third quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The only thing we know, is that in 2013 the Green Bay Packers starting safety (opposite Morgan Burnett) will be either M.D. Jennings or Jerron McMillian.

“I don’t think either one of those guys separated themselves in terms of being ‘that guy’ at the end of the last season,” safeties coach Darren Perry said during OTAs, via the Journal Sentinel. “They both made strides and I think they’re going to be fine football players, I really do. But in terms of who distinguishes themselves as ‘the guy,’ we’re just going to have to wait and see and enjoy the competition.

“It should be fun to watch because both of those guys know what’s at stake.”

They’re competing for the spot created by Charles Woodson’s release in February. Petty says that while Jennings has one more year in the system he doesn’t necessarily have a leg up in the competition.

“No, I think they’re pretty close,” Perry said. “They’re pretty close. Jerron is an intelligent young man. But again, with good players and great players and average players, consistency is the one thing that always separates those guys. A lot of that is focus and being able to do it play in and game in and game out. So that’s what we’re looking for.

“We’re looking for the guy who’s going to be consistent, do it like we want it done and do it at a high level.”


Topics: Green Bay Packers, Jerron McMillian, M.D. Jennings

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