Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings hasn’t ever been afraid to offer his thoughts about his former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Jennings spent seven seasons with Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers before becoming one of many to switch the green and yellow for purple and gold.
After signing with the Vikings in the 2013 offseason, Jennings was no stranger to offer his opinion about Rodgers, at one point referring to him as “No. 12” and not even by name. Jennings was subjected to controversy about leaving Rodgers for then Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, but compared the two by saying they both have “great receivers.”
A big knock in comparing a future Hall of Famer to a draft bust. Jennings would later go on to say he held former Packers and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre to a higher standard than Rodgers, stating “you get respect when you give respect.” He then held Favre to an even higher standard when he consulted with Favre for advice about leaving behind Rodgers and Green Bay to arrive in the Twin Cities.
Rodgers’ future in Green Bay has been subjected to speculation since last offseason, and while it would benefit the Vikings and the rest of the NFC North if Rodgers were to leave, it remains to be seen if the quarterback wants to remain with the Packers. It was recently reported that Rodgers wants to be the highest player in the league, with a reported yearly salary requirement of $50 Million.
This news sparked Jennings to continue his “non-existent” relationship with Rodgers even more. The former Minnesota receiver recently went on Fox Sports’ “First Things First” to label Rodgers as “selfish,” adding “I get it, guys got to look out for themselves. But in looking out for yourself, you cut out the legs of others.
At the quarterback position, you cut out more than just a pair of legs, you cut out a few pairs of legs.” Jennings is now furthering his insight to his time spent with Rodgers during their tenure in Green Bay, and while the stats and tenure may not show as much success with the Vikings, it stirs the pot even more about Rodgers.
A pot that may be boiling over to the point where Minnesota won’t have to worry about the quarterback twice a year to give the Vikings the hope to rise up to conquer the NFC North in 2022.