Greg Jennings: Sources Say Miami Dolphins 'Considering Serious Run' at the WR

Matt Schreiber@@schreiberstakeAnalyst IIIJanuary 7, 2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers advances the ball against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is slated to become a free agent at the end of the 2012-13 NFL season.

The Miami Dolphins lack much talent at the wide receiver position. Perhaps some positive news came today from Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald:

The sister of Packers receiver Greg Jennings, an impending free agent, saying Aaron Rodgers "is the most overrated quarterback in the league" and that Jennings "is the best freakin receiver these clowns got. Now take your talents to South Beach and get paid." The Dolphins will consider making a serious run at Jennings in March. Jennings' sister made the comments days before Green Bay's playoff win against Minnesota on Saturday.

This could be great for Ryan Tannehill. Aside from Brian Hartline and maybe Davone Bess, Tannehill doesn't really have solid receivers to throw to.

Bringing a solid proven receiver like Greg Jennings to the Dolphins organization could really help in Tannehill's development.

Joe Philbin did a tremendous job in his first season as Dolphins head coach going 7-9 without many weapons. Five of the Dolphins' nine losses came against teams that made it to the postseason this year (New England (twice), San Francisco, Houston and Indianapolis).

They earned a much better record than the 4-12 I predicted them to finish at before the season started. 

The main issue they need to figure out aside from getting cover cornerbacks, is going after guys who are able to make big plays.


I expect them to take a receiver with their first pick in the upcoming NFL draft as well, but they can't pass up on a guy like Greg Jennings.

In Jennings' seven-year career as a professional, he has played 96 games. He has caught 425 balls for 6,537 yards and 53 touchdowns (ESPN).

Brian Hartline and Davone Bess have combined for nine years of NFL experience. They have racked up a total of 6,200 yards and 18 touchdowns (ESPN). 

Jennings has nearly tripled their combined touchdown total and has outproduced them in yards. 

Although, Jennings' health has been an issue for the past year, he seems to be back to speed now. This is evidenced by his eight catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 against a Vikings team fighting to make the playoffs.

The Dolphins would be wise to make a run at him in the offseason. He would immediately make their team much better.