Wait, trade Jennings? Yes, trade him.
The old adage goes, “it takes two to tango”.
In Ted Thompson’s situation, he needs Jennings to be willing to meet him at the most, half way. The rumors and innuendos are flying that Jennings really wants to test the free agent market.
In an age where Jennings sees his good friend Larry Fitzgerald get a $120 million contract with $50 million guaranteed, Jennings believes that his pay day is worth a similar amount, something the Packers aren’t even going to approach, thus the conundrum and lack of a “dance partner” for Ted Thompson and the Packers
Clay Matthews and B.J. Raji’s contracts will be up after the 14 season and Aaron Rodgers deal expires in March 2015. If you break the bank on Jennings, you’re setting the bar too high for the others and the erosion of talent in Green Bay due to one or two overpriced players. (See: The San Franciscon 49ers in the mid-late 90′s)
So prioritize your needs…..let’s see….what do the Packers have a bounty of and where are they thin. With the price seemingly astronomical for #85 and plenty of quality receivers, the decision is easy, unfortunately.