Should the Packers Trade Greg Jennings?

The end usually creeps up out of nowhere.  Rarely do you ever get the chance to offset what has already been set in motion.  This is one of the inevitabilities of NFL life.  Greg Jennings may experiencing “the end”, one way or another.  Lost in the daily fawning over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay juggernaut is the fact that Pro Bowl wide out Greg Jennings has been unable to finish three of the last four games he has played in dating back to Week 14 of the 2011 season.  He exited that contest with a sprained MCL.  He would return a few weeks later for the Packers NFC Divisional Round loss to the Giants, a game which he exited early with a rib injury.  This past Sunday versus the 49ers, Jennings suffered a groin injury that may keep him out of tonight’s matchup with division rival Chicago Bears.  All of this lost time has to be weighing on the minds of the Packers front office.From The Journal-Sentinel Online:

If the Packers are as convinced as I am that this is Greg Jennings’ final season in Green Bay, Ted Thompson should do all he can to attract fair market value and move him before the Oct. 30 trading deadline.

One would think that as a championship-caliber team, the Packers should be doing all they can to win another Super Bowl this season.

In reality, keeping Jennings would just be a quick fix. And, assuming Jennings shrugs off his alarming rash of injuries and plays back to his Pro Bowl level, the Packers would benefit immensely from his presence this season.

But now, with his 29th birthday approaching next week, Jennings can’t stay on the field. Of the last three games that he’s played, he hasn’t been able to finish even one.

Whether it’s Father Time or just a change of uniform, it seems certain that the end is near for Greg Jennings as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

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