Former Viking Greg Jennings Still Calls Minnesota His Home


It was a bit of a surprise when the Minnesota Vikings released veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings this offseason.  During his two years with the Vikings, Jennings accumulated 1,546 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns.  However, that production still didn’t match the 5 year, $45 million contract that he signed when joining the team in 2013.

Dec 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) reacts during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

When Jennings was released this offseason, the Vikings lost their team leader in receiving yards for the last two seasons.  They also lost a player who has high character and is very active in charities and fundraising.  However, the state of Minnesota will not lose Greg Jennings as a resident.

According to an article on the Star Tribune website, Greg Jennings may be playing his football in Miami, but Minnesota will remain as his home.

"“Moving here, my wife and I fell in love with the community. We saw how involved everyone was and how eager everyone was to jump on board to support a cause and help kids. Every cause is different, but for us geared toward youth education, we just have so many different things and there are so many people trying to address problems. It just felt right for us. Where there is peace, God is there. It was a no-brainer to me.”"

And despite no longer being in Minnesota, Greg Jennings still has nothing but positive things to say about his time with the Vikings and the direction of the team.  Specifically, he feels good about Teddy Bridgewater’s chances for success in the NFL if he continues to grind.

"“His ceiling is whatever he makes it. … It was great playing with him. Obviously, it was only a short period of time playing with him, but he’s a great human being, and he’s going to be a great quarterback as long as he continues to work and get better.”"

Greg Jennings will always remain a class act.  Although he’s no longer a member of the Minnesota Vikings, he’s one of those guys that you want to continue rooting for to succeed.  We at The Viking Age would like to wish Greg Jennings the best of luck in Miami, thank him for his time with the Vikings, and urge readers to check out The Greg Jennings Foundation for more information on how you can help him contribute to charity.

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