By Eli Doroshow

Last night, 2 time pro bowler, Greg Jennings signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal was 5 years, worth a maximum of 47.5 million dollars. Jennings had spent all of his 7 year career with the Green Bay Packers. These two squads are fierce rivals, who both sat atop the NFC north last year. This is a big change for how both teams handle their rosters this year.

Prior to this deal, the Minnesota Vikings  traded their best wide receiver, Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, leaving a hole in the team’s receiving core. But, the Vikings just fixed their wide receiver problem. They now have one of the top wide receivers in the NFL (when he is healthy). This also opens up their options in the NFL draft, because now they don’t have to select a wide receiver in the first round. Greg Jennings will be a great deep threat, to go along with the short game of raining MVP Adrian Peterson.

Since the end of the 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers have now lost Donald Driver and Greg Jennings. Combined, that is 21 years of experience and 6 pro bowls. Although these losses do hurt their offensive production, they still have Aaron Rodger’s discount double check powers and his favorite target last season, Jordy Nelson. Losing players of that caliber always hurts, but they are not going to have a problem next season.

What will happen in that first game between the Packers and Vikings at Lambeau Field, will Jennings be jeered or cheered? He did desert the Packers and chose to join one of their biggest foes. But on the other hand, he gave so much to the Packers in his time there. So, Jeer or Cheer? We will definitely see.

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