Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings says he’s doesn’t have anything to prove against his former team, the Green Bay Packers, when the two teams meet in October and November.
“I move on. There’s no love lost. It’s a business,” said Jennings to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Obviously, it’s one of those situations where I’m going to enjoy playing them. At the same time, I don’t have them on my to-do list, like, “Oh, man, I can’t wait to get to that game.”
Jennings was asked to compare Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder to the quarterbacks he played with in Green Bay, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.
“When you talk about comparing quarterbacks, it’s hard to compare guys. I’ll take Brett. He did it for so long. I got there in a period of time where Brett already was there (as an elite quarterback). Then the guy they have now, he sat behind Brett and he learned so much.
“Christian didn’t really have that opportunity. He had to jump in. The way you compare them has to be a little different. The guy they have now (Rodgers) was (essentially) a veteran rookie. It’s a little different, but Christian has tremendous upside. I think what I see now is a quarterback who’s maturing and who’s growing and wanting to learn and grow, which is huge.”
Jennings played seven seasons in Green Bay, two with Favre and five with “the guy they have now,” Rodgers. He also won a Super Bowl in 2010 “with the guy they have now” under center.
Jennings said learning the Vikings terminology has been the biggest adjustment thus far for the 29-year-old.
“There’s definitely an adjustment from a terminology and verbiage standpoint. That’s a major adjustment — just learning the terminology. Plays across the league are pretty similar, pretty consistent.”
Last season, Jennings played in just eight games and caught 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns.