Greg Jennings Lands In Miami On Two-Year Deal
By Dan Zinski
Greg Jennings, the Dolphins have a spot for you.
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After checking in with multiple teams, including the Saints, Jaguars and Panthers, former Vikings WR Jennings has landed in Miami on a deal worth a reported $8 million over 2 years.
Jennings was set to make $8.9 million for this year alone before the Vikings traded for former Dolphins WR Mike Wallace, making Jennings expendable.
The Vikings reportedly tried to work out a renegotiated contract with Jennings but the wide out elected to hit the free agent market instead.
Jennings was signed to a 5-year/$45 million contract by Minnesota in 2013 and proceeded to underwhelm in his two seasons with the team, producing just 1,546 receiving yards and 10 TDs in 31 games.
In Jennings’ defense, the Vikings’ QB situation was not exactly stable over the course of his two-year stint. You could argue that Jennings really only hit his stride late in year 2 after Teddy Bridgewater settled in.
The veteran made up for some of his lackluster on-field production by being a strong voice in the locker room and a solid citizen in the community.
Fact is, the Vikings never really wanted to sign Jennings in 2013 but were forced to turn to him after failing to land Mike Wallace.
Rick Spielman was able to rectify his swing-and-miss on Wallace by trading for the player this offseason. Swapping Jennings and his bloated contract for Wallace and his bloated contract will likely turn out to be a net gain for Minnesota, unless Wallace turns out to be a disruptive, sullen turd as he was in Miami and Pittsburgh.
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