Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Packers 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Dolphins are still a few weeks away from making big changes to their roster. They can’t openly say they want this player, that player, or another. That is not the case for players who can lobby, volley, and talk freely about any team and any price tag they want. Such is the case for WR Greg Jennings who told media that he “wouldn’t mind” playing in Miami.
Jennings is no stranger to the Dolphins. Joe Philbin has coached Jennings every year of his career sans one. Last year when Philbin signed on to lead the Dolphins out of mediocrity. The fit seems logical. Jennings needs a new home figuratively speaking. Although he did put his Wisconsin home on the market. The Dolphins need a WR with star potential and Jennings has proven he is more than capable of being a big play threat. But would he be that in Miami as well?
For starters, Jennings is no stranger to young QB’s. His time in Green Bay was with both the Super Bowl winning and league MVP QB Aaron Rodgers as well as the young QB who stepped in for Brett Favre. Jennings is no stranger to the ups and downs of a young QB’s development. The fact he knows and understands both the system and the HC philosophy makes him a natural fit for the Dolphins.
Age however is not on his side. At 29, Jennings is approaching the wrong side of 30 and last year missed the 2012 season due to a groin injury that he was not able to come back from. While the Dolphins could use a talent like Jennings, there has to be some caution taken. At least a back-up plan in place if Jennings were to get hurt again. Jennings won’t command Mike Wallace or Percy Harvin type figures but he won’t be a cheap either.
The Dolphins will do their due diligence with Jennings and with a reported 30 million plus to spend this off-season, Jennings may only be one of the WR’s they add this off-season.