Jennings Gets $27 Million, 3 Year Contract Extension : Packers Insider

Jennings Gets $27 Million, 3 Year Contract Extension

June 25, 2009 by  
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Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings just signed a three-year, $27 million contract extension.  Jennings reportedly received $16 million in guaranteed money on the deal, which adds three years to his current contract. greg-jennings-packers Jennings was set to receive a $535,000 base salary in 2009, the final year of the deal he signed as a second-round pick from Western Michigan in 2006.  The extension reportedly could be worth as much as $31 million if Jennings plays at a Pro Bowl level. Last year, Jennings, who caught a career-best 80 passes for 1,292 yards and nine touchdowns, was an NFC Pro Bowl first alternate behind Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona’s Anquan Boldin, Carolina’s Steve Smith and Atlanta’s Roddy White.

“We’re excited for Greg Jennings’ future here; there is no doubt,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “I think Greg is a young man that has developed here in Green Bay and I can’t say enough about him personally. I like the way he goes about his business, and he is definitely well deserving of this contract.”

Jennings promised the blockbuster deal wouldn’t make him complacent and vowed to take his game to a higher level, acknowledging that fans will likely expect more. Jennings will be an unrestricted free agent again following the 2012 season.

The Packers still have a large class of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents, a group that includes eight starters: Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, linebacker Aaron Kampman, nose tackle Ryan Pickett, left tackle Chad Clifton, left guard Daryn Colledge, center/guard Jason Spitz, safety Atari Bigby and defensive end Johnny Jolly. Tackle Tony Moll and return man Will Blackmon will also be unrestricted free agents after the season.

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One Response to “Jennings Gets $27 Million, 3 Year Contract Extension”
  1. Michael Day says:

    good news for the packers. jennings deserves the big cash!

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