Greg Jennings‘ appearance on this list can be partly blamed on the guys he had throwing him the ball during his tenure with the Vikings. It’s hard for anyone to be successful when they’re trying to catch passes from guys like Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman.
Minnesota added Jennings to their roster in 2013 to produce and hopefully recapture some of the numbers he put up during the early part of his career with the Green Bay Packers. However, the veteran receiver was unable to live up to his expectations in a Vikings uniform.
After Jennings and Minnesota agreed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract, the former Packers pass catcher failed to finish with more than 800 receiving yards in either of his two seasons in purple. As the Vikings top receiving option in 2013 and 2014, he averaged just 64 catches, 773 yards, and five touchdowns per year.
Jennings’ production was decent, but nothing close to what Minnesota had in mind when they gave him a bunch of money in 2013. He was never able to experience anything close to the success he had in a Green Bay uniform. Ultimately, it resulted in the Vikings releasing him during the 2015 offseason.