Vikings Sign Greg Jennings

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Published: March 15, 2013

Are Lambeau Leaps still welcome?Greg Jennings Fantasy Football

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with Greg Jennings on a five-year, $47.5 million contract. The deal includes $18 million guaranteed and fills a very important open receiver spot left from the departed Percy Harvin.

This monster contract makes Old Spice diva Greg Jennings the 7th highest paid wide receiver behind Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Percy Harvin, and Vincent Jackson.

While there is no question that Greg Jennings is a talented and elite wide receiver in the NFL, his track record over the last 2 years really makes this deal a risky one for the Vikings. Jennings who is turning 30 in September, is a very versatile target and will be asked to take on a large role in Minnesota, but with a lack of surrounding talent including a skilled single-caller, Jennings 2013 season will be an uphill battle.

Fantasy owners will be reluctant to gamble on Jennings early in their fantasy drafts. Unless Jennings and company are equipped with more help, it’s hard to see Jennings surpassing his 2010 season.

Greg Jennings Career Stats

Year G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
2006 14 11 45 632 14 3 75 3.2 45.1
2007 13 13 53 920 17.4 12 82 4.1 70.8
2008 16 15 80 1292 16.2 9 63 5 80.8
2009 16 13 68 1113 16.4 4 83 4.3 69.6
2010 16 16 76 1265 16.6 12 86 4.8 79.1
2011 13 13 67 949 14.2 9 79 5.2 73
2012 8 5 36 366 10.2 4 45 4.5 45.8
Career 96 86 425 6537 15.4 53 86 4.4 68.1
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