In 2013, as a free agent, Greg Jennings left Green Bay with a Superbowl ring and a $45 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Not bad right?
Minnesota a big step up
Well on wednesday morning he said some things that could further incense Green Bay fans whilst on a conference call with reporters. He said he doesn't miss Wisconsin and Minnesota is a better set up for him and his family:
“Honestly, to be honest, no,” Jennings said, via ESPN.com. “It doesn’t because - and this is sincerity right here - it really has nothing to do with football. From a football standpoint, I would have loved to have finished my career out in Green Bay, but from where I am spiritually and where I am with my family and the growth that we’ve had because of what we have around us educationally - and there was some great educational systems there, as well - but this is a step up for us.
Jennings played as a Packer for seven seasons and was a very popular figure. He was selected for two Pro Bowls and, from 2008-11 he had 1,000 yard seasons. He was also instrumental in the Packers 2011 championship winning team, catching two touchdown passes in the Superbowl.
Jennings angered Green Bay fans
However when his contract was up at the end of the 2012 season, he elected to sign a $45 million deal with the Vikings, even with offers from Green Bay on the table. This enraged some fans and that was clear when he returned last season to face Green Bay, as he was booed by the majority.
The reception didn't phase him and whilst he's struggled to find his best form since leaving Green Bay, he is relishing the chance of staring for his team this Thursday night:
"I can't concern myself with that," Jennings said. "I was on that side when Brett [Favre] came back, so I understand the reaction he got. So I don't expect it to be anything better than that. I mean, it is what it is. I'm the opposition. I'm an opponent. I want to win."
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