1) Introduction: Greg Jennings is unquestionably the primary receiver for the Green Bay Packers, and despite his elite level of play, he is somewhat of an underrated receiver in the NFL. He has become the biggest focal point for the Packers offense, though his stats for this year took a hit when he was sidelined with an MCL sprain for a few weeks in December.
Gregory Jennings, Jr.
Weight: 198 lbs.
Career Stats: http://www.packers.com/team/roster/Greg-Jennings/5d816530-555b-43a8-b01c-cbc8a1f211f8
3) Expectations coming into the season: Number one wide receiver. Though the return of Jermichael Finley figured to draw some targets away from Jennings, he was still considered the main guy among the Packers receiving corps. He is considered one of he best route-runners in the league and can be highly effective from the slot.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: It’s hard to pick any one highlight for Greg Jennings since he operated at such a consistent level throughout the season. His back shoulder catches were things of beauty, one of which gave him the Packers’ first touchdown of the season against New Orleans. It’s hard to forget him going untouched into the endzone against the Broncos, and Jennings’ diving touchdown after a catch-and-run against the Falcons showed off some of his athletic ability. As for lowlights, his two big missed opportunities in the Divisional Round against the Giants were gut-wrenching to say the least.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Missing the last three games of the regular season is the biggest red mark on Greg Jennings this year. His 949 total receiving yards is his lowest since 2007, and his 14.2 yards per catch the lowest since his rookie season. Still, Jennings posted a career-best 67.7% catch percentage and was outperformed only by Jordy Nelson, who had an extra three games to put up big numbers. And at the end of the day, it’s hard to imagine the Packers winning 13 games without him.
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Greg Jennings had the second-most receiving yards of 11 different targets against the Giants, but that’s not saying much for that game. There was an obvious misread between him and Aaron Rodgers on their first drive that lost them a touchdown, and his inability to secure an endzone pass in the third quarter deflated much of their remaining hope. He does get credit for three of their first downs, though.
Season Report Card:
(B-) Level of expectations met during the season
(A) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(B-) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade for the year: A-——————Follow @ChadToporski