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Should the Minnesota Vikings Steal Greg Jennings from Green Bay Packers?
Sunday, 09 December 2012 17:22 | Written by Chris Carter
Part of any business is taking talent from the competition to improve oneself. It's no different in the NFL. Given the issues at wide receiver, could the Minnesota Vikings make a splash by swiping Greg Jennings from the Green Bay Packers?
Aaron Rodgers has proven just fine without Jennings on the field
The season hasn't gone like clockwork for the Green Bay Packers as it did last year when they were 15-1. The 2012 campaign has become marked by injuries and periodic breakdowns in some bad areas. Still, thanks to Aaron Rodgers the team has stayed on course. They hold a slim lead in the NFC North race with four games left, but face many curious questions heading into the home stretch. Among the biggest is the future of receiver Greg Jennings. Over the past few years he was the favorite target of Rodgers, earning him Pro Bowl honors and the respect as one of the best in the league. Unfortunately a rash of injuries robbed him of this year and only now is he getting back. With his contract set to expire and players like Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb emerging as consistent producers, Jennings essentially has four games and maybe the playoffs to showcase he can still play to both the Packers and the rest of the league.
Vikings sure about Adrian Peterson but not Percy Harvin
Though not clear at first, it's become obvious the Vikings will enter 2013 in an aggressive search for pass targets. Aside from the amazing Adrian Peterson the team has few offensive threats. Only receiver Percy Harvin was a credible threat and he hasn't played a full season healthy since his rookie year in 2009. Given how vocal he was in the off-season about a hold out and wanting a trade, this latest injury that knocked him out for the year may affect his stock in Minnesota. It's not good business to give pay raises to injury risks. That means the front office must make plans to beef up their passing offense. The draft will offer plenty of chances, but free agency figures to become the most interesting battleground. Though hard to believe, Jennings may come up a few slots lower on the list with names like Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, and Mike Wallace also set to hit the market. Division rivals or not, the Vikings would almost instantly improve with him on their roster.
The Green Bay Packers almost gave it away when Aaron Rodgers admitted Greg Jennings is probably in his last season with the Green Bay Packers. Percy Harvin will hold center stage, but the Minnesota Vikings have to think about placing a call.