By: Corey Black

Prior to this offseason, Greg Jennings was simply known as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and Green Bay Packers history, pulling in huge passes from both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.  He had charisma, much like other #1 receivers around the NFL, but no one labelled him as a diva or even a cancer. However, as he continues to talk poorly about Green Bay now that he is in Minnesota, his reputation as a whole is taking a hit.

     For seven seasons, he was one of the most loved players in Green Bay.  Free agency happens.  Trades happen.  Most people in the NFL realize this, and they move on and bite their lip instead of soiling a reputation.  However, Jennings continues to bash the organization, and Aaron Rodgers in particular.  Probably not a good idea bashing a man whose nickname is “The People’s Champ!”

     It all started at the end of the 2012 regular season, when Jennings’ sister openly bashed the team and Rodgers on Twitter.  While those messages were quickly deleted, Jennings is pretty much repeating those exact words in a series of interviews.  He claims that the Packers try to brainwash their players, while “the guy they have now” (what Jennings calls Rodgers) is one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the league.  I bet he won’t return his brainwashed Packers Super Bowl Ring he won with “the guy they have now”.

     For as much talk as Jennings has done, the Packers-Vikings rivalry should be alive and well in 2013.  Green Bay is still the better team on paper, but Minnesota is working hard in trying to get back to being true contenders.  Having the #1 fantasy football star Adrian Peterson on their team certainly helps, and they are hoping that Christian Ponder will have more success with Jennings to throw the ball to.  Don’t be surprised to see Rodgers try and make a statement during their two meetings this season.

Corey Black

 

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