Packers Fans May Hate to See Greg Jennings Go, but Replacing Him Won't Be Hard
For those Packers fans holding out hope that he will return, never say never. But this—combined with the depth at the position and the likely distance between what Jennings wants and what the team is willing to offer—makes it look unlikely.
Really, while selling his house isn't definitive by itself, it certainly looks to be one more nail in the coffin of his Packers career.
But while Jennings is a fine receiver and vertical threat, Packers fans shouldn't be worried. There are plenty of people who can step into his place.
While not a perfect fit, Jones especially has shown a knack for getting open long, and he made huge strides the last two seasons in securing the ball.
With Cobb cutting dangerous underneath routes, Jones going long and Nelson doing everything else and then some, the Packers shouldn't miss a beat after losing Jennings.
Meanwhile, while I was down at the Senior Bowl, I frequently heard from Packers media (as well as other reporters) that we can expect Ted Thompson to take a wide receiver in the draft this year. Perhaps even in the early rounds.
Our own Matt Miller had Williams as his third wide receiver as of January 15th, and it sounded to me like he enjoyed watching him as much as I did (in between trips to BBQ joints).
Finally, another guy we got to watch in Mobile in whom the Packers could be interested was Quinton Patton. The Louisiana Tech prospect has good size for the position—with decent height and great length. He accelerates hard off the line, catching sleeping defensive backs unawares, and like Hopkins, he runs a solid route.
We'll be going into more detail over the next few months on a lot of the players who the Packers could be looking at, but suffice it to say, there is plenty of talent for the team to choose from.
It may be hard to watch Jennings go after how well he has played for the Packers, but in the end, replacing him isn't going to take long.
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