Greg Jennings has joined the Minnesota Vikings after signing a contract with a maximum value of $47.5 million. In doing so, Jennings leaves the Green Bay Packers where he had great success with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Vikings obviously believe in Jennings. Should fantasy football owners believe in him too? Probably not. I simply don’t see much of an upside here.
The last two season, Jennings has struggled with injuries. Last year, he played in only eight games. He was able to put up 36 catches for 366 yards and four touchdowns. Those numbers aren’t bad … but they aren’t too good either. That’s especially true when you consider that Jennings was playing in the pass-happy Packers offense.
Going from Green Bay to Minnesota will be a huge step down in quarterback talent. Rodgers is likely the best in the game. Christian Ponder, his new quarterback with the Vikings, is one of the worst starters in the NFL.
All told, I think Jennings’ fantasy football stock should plummet. At best, he should be viewed as a WR3 heading into the 2013 fantasy season.