After shipping troubled receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, the Minnesota Vikings suddenly had a need for a number one receiver. The Vikings landed that receiver on Friday, reportedly signing former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings to a five year deal. Multiple outlets are suggesting the deal is worth $48 million dollars for the life of the contract. 18 million is guaranteed.
When healthy, Jennings is a formidable receiver but has struggled the last two seasons with injuries. He missed time in 2011 while dealing with a knee issue and appeared in just eight games for the packers last season because of a torn abdominal muscle.
The Vikings might not be done at the receiver position as the team has two first-round draft choices in next month’s NFL Draft and could look to the lottery in order to add another offensive weapon for QB Christian Ponder.