Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) shares a laugh with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) after the Packers beat the Vikings 24-10 in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Behind Enemy Lines- NFC North Wide Receiver Battle


When the clock strikes midnight the decision for Greg Jennings services could be made almost like out of a fairy tale but it could be a nightmare for one NFC North franchise. Although there are a couple sleeper teams out there like the KC Chiefs and Indy Colts,  according to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazette if the Minnesota Vikings don’t sign Greg Jennings by midnight he could return to the Green Bay Packers.

 

It actually seems like a basic battle of supply and demand with Jennings in the middle of the action.  First off the Packers of a huge supply of quality wide receivers from Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones so there is no reason for the Packers to overextend themselves on re-signing Jennings. Jennings is in his 7th season and although last season was injury prone he is a very good wide receiver that puts up big numbers when he’s on the field although he’s been blessed with having Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback for his entire career.

On the other hand is the need part of the equation which is the Minnesota Vikings.  After trading Percy Harvin on Monday and losing out on Mike Wallace when the free agent bell rang at 3pm Tuesday to the Miami Dolphins, the Vikings are in need of a #1 wide receiver.  Jennings looks to be trying to get every last penny out of this deal and it’s hard to see who he’s trying to play to get the most dollars from.  The one question for Jennings about going to the Vikings is that he would go from Aaron Rodgers at quarterback to Christian Ponder. One of the stories on Twitter as reasons that Harvin wanted out of Minnesota besides a huge contract was playing with Ponder so does Jennings really want that big of a drop off? It seems that the Vikings really need Jennings so will they step up and offer him a big contract to fill Harvin’s void before the clock strikes midnight?

It’s an NFC North showdown, will the Packers get the hometown discount or will Jennings wear purple in the fall?

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