Never fear. There’s always a Packers star willing to come here.
In 2006, the Vikings were desperate for a kicker. Enter Ryan Longwell, Green Bay’s all-time leading scorer. In 2009, the Vikings were even more desperate at quarterback. Hello, Brett Favre.
Friday morning, the Vikings had four receivers with a grand total of 126 career catches and no Percy Harvin, who had been booted one way to Seattle four days earlier. By Friday evening, they had gotten down on one very desperate knee — at least figuratively, we think — and presented Greg Jennings, one of the best receivers in Packers history, with a five-year, $47.5 million proposal that includes $18 million guaranteed.
He said yes. And that sent smiles and fist pumps throughout the Vikings organization.
“It’s a great day for the Minnesota Vikings,” coach Leslie Frazier said. “He’s a young man that we have tried to corral for a number of years. We’re looking forward to a lot of great days with him.”
Against him, the Vikings were 4-11 in 15 meetings over seven seasons. Jennings grabbed 68 catches for 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns, making the Vikings regret biannually the day they drafted center Ryan Cook two spots before the Packers selected Jennings 52nd overall in 2007. Ouch.
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