Former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings hasn’t been shy about his feelings towards the Packers now that he is a member of rival Minnesota Vikings, and again took a subtle shot at Green Bay in a recent interview with the Star Tribune.
In the interview, Jennings — who at one point was Packers QB Aaron Rodgers top target — refers to Rodgers as “12” and goes on to say that Rodgers lacked accountability once success got to his head. Here are Jennings’ comments:
“I was kind of that comfort blanket so to speak,” Jennings said. “But this is a quarterback-driven league, so people forget about the guys around the quarterback.”
“A lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so-and-so and the team,” he said. “It should always be the team.”
“Don’t get me wrong, ‘12’ is a great person. But when you hear all positives, all positives, all positives all the time, it’s hard for you to sit down when one of your teammates says ‘Man, come on, you’ve got to hold yourself accountable for this.’ It’s hard for someone to see that now because all they’ve heard is I’m doing it the right way, I’m perfect. In actuality, we all have flaws.”
Jennings sounds a tad bit bitter. Maybe it’s because he went from Rodgers’ top target and was replaced by Jordy Nelson, or maybe he’s even a bit jealous that Rodgers received a ton of credit while Jennings was becoming more of an afterthought?
Who knows, but there is no denying that Aaron Rodgers is one of the absolute best quarterbacks in the NFL and deserves all the praise he has received over the years (Rodgers led the NFL in QB rating with 122.5 and 108.0 each of the last two seasons respectively.) Jennings should be more focused on restoring himself as a top receiver in Minnesota and less concerned about throwing shade at the Packers.
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