Jennings Still Not Making Friends In Green Bay


Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Jennings can’t seem to stay out of the media when it comes to his comments about the Green Bay Packers.  Since becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, he has had his fair share of attention when it comes to his former team.

Jennings has said that Packers organization brainwashes people, that his former quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not a good leader, and that the offense was unorganized.  Well, it seems as though Jennings has burned another bridge when it comes to his relationship with Green Bay.

This time, it came at an autograph signing at the grand opening of a FedEx in Edina, Minnesota.  Allegedly, the wide receiver signed a Vikings helmet with the phrase “Packers Suck” written near the signature.

At this time, I was unable to confirm that Jennings actually wrote that on the helmet, but today, Jennings was questioned by reporters and did not deny that he had done it.  Here is what he had to say about the helmet autograph:

"“Oh my gosh. I’m not even going to jump into that. I’ll let that story be what it is, a story. If you guys want to hype it. It has nothing to do with football, does it? Does it? I’m not even going to address that. Are we talking football or are we talking something else?”"

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) and Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Whether or not Jennings actually did inscribe the helmet, it has helped to fuel the fire between him and Packers fans.  Green Bay fans are still quite upset with Jennings after he left the team to go to a division rival and then didn’t have a lot of positive things to say about the organization.

Hopefully, in the future, Jennings will remember that he not only represents himself, but he is also representing the Minnesota Vikings with his actions.  Minnesota has gone to great lengths to increase the quality of character in the locker room, and Jennings has already had several conversations with Vikings coaches and management about his bashing of the Packers.