An NFL source reported that Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings agreed to a three-year extension on Tuesday.
ESPN is reporting that it will run through 2012 and it could be worth as much as $30 million if Jennings is a Pro Bowler. Football betting information tells us that he will get more than $16 million of that guaranteed.
The Packers are definitely happy to have Jennings. Football betting statistics tell us that Jennings led the Packers in touchdowns last year with nine and was a favorite target of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Jennings is now among the highest paid wide receivers in the league. Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald leads that list as football betting information shows as he signed a four-year, $40 million dollar deal in March of last year.
Jennings was in the final year of his rookie deal this season and would have made just over a half million dollars as sports betting information tells us. The Packers knew they had to do something considering Jennings caught a career-high 80 passes last season for 1,292 yards and nine touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowl first alternate last season as football odds information showed.
"I’ve got one year on my contract left. Until next year, until that year’s up, then I’m in a contract situation," Jennings said. "Regardless of if we get a deal done or not — this is me being honest — I’m going to play ball. I’m not the holdout type of a guy."
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is thrilled with the way Jennings handled the entire process. "He’s been professional about it. The team has shown that they’re going to take care of the guys for the most part. He’s a guy who has been here."
If more NFL players were like Jennings then the league would definitely have fewer problems. Jennings simply waited for the Packers to take care of him and they did. "Whether a deal is done, in the making, or not in the making, I’m going to be out here practicing, playing hard, trying to give our team the best chance to win. Period," Jennings said. "It’s not hard to be patient. I’ve waited this long. There’s no sense in me rushing things now. Good things come to those who wait."
The Packers went 6-10 last season as football odds information shows but many people are predicting a rebound in 2009 for Green Bay and Jennings definitely is a big part of the Packers offense. The Packers are 35-1 in football betting odds at the online sportsbook to win the Super Bowl.