In 2014, Greg Jennings proved that age is just a number by catching 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns. All with the combination of a backup quarterback and a rookie quarterback leading the offense. Without the aid of All-Pro rusher Adrian Peterson. Fantastic numbers for a veteran who has been accused for “losing a step.”
Jennings has been placed in an ideal scenario this late in his career by joining the youthful yet talented Miami Dolphins. Jennings will not be expected to be the number one receiver, and won’t have to play the entire game. He will serve as a mentor to a young group of receivers, including rookie first round pick DeVante Parker and second year sensation Jarvis Landry. This guidance and coaching may prove to be his greatest contribution to the team. But expect to see Jennings getting his fair share of snaps, especially on third down and in the red zone. He is a fantastic route runner.
Greg Jenning’s stint in Miami will likely be a short one, as his deal is only for two years. However, as the Dolphins are in win now mode, Jennings still has at least two more good years in him, and should come and have the opportunity to make the Dolphins better. His wisdom is invaluable.
Best 2014 NFL performance
Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins. Ironically enough, Jennings’ best game came against his new team. He caught three passes for 56 yards, including a touchdown that put the Vikings up 14-0 in the second quarter. He was wide open on the play, resulting from his beautiful route running.
Worst 2014 NFL performance
Week 11 against the Chicago Bears. Jennings proved he was consistent last season, recording a grab in all sixteen games. That being said, he had just one catch for two yards against the Bears. The Vikings lost the game 21-13.
Despite not being the featured wide receiver, Jennings should get a lot of playing time and continue to get open, especially with Parker, Landry, Stills and Cameron drawing attention. Jennings continues on his “ageless” path.
2015 Season Prediction: 50 catches, 500 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns.
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