Greg Jennings turns heel on Green Bay, signs "Packers Suck" on Vikings helmet [PHOTO]
Jennings had nothing but love for Green Bay... until he got to Minnesota, apparently.
Days after he signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Vikings in March, Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"Although the business side of this great game has brought about change, my family and I will be forever indebted to the Packers organizations and fans for giving us the opportunity to be part of an amazing culture," Jennings wrote. "Even when gone or simply far away, memories are like a strong emotion, they seem to somehow stay."
We get it, Greg: Roses are red, violets are blue, the Packers are great... those aren't exactly the words of somebody who bleeds purple and gold, right? But if the message Jennings recently inscribed onto a Vikings fan's helmet can be believed, he's turned over a new leaf since the spring.
Check out this photo posted to Instagram this week by a user with the handle mikaela4_7:
Screengrab via Michael Rand
You might think a Green Bay-hating Vikings fan simply added "Packers Suck" next to Jennings's signature, but that doesn't appear to be the case. A blog post on Wisconsin's TMJ 4 points out that the handwriting of the Packers diss in question is very similar to the handwriting on other memorabilia Jennings has signed.
So why the change of heart, Greg? Asked that question by Vikings reporters yesterday, Jennings didn't offer up much.
"Oh my gosh. I'm not even going to jump into that. I'll let that story be what it is. If you guys want to hype it. That doesn't have anything to do with football, does it?" he said.
For what it's worth, the Star Tribune reports that the fan whose helmet Jennings signed asked him to sign it with those specific words. And it should also be mentioned that Jennings raised eyebrows in late July with comments some interpreted as critical of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Anyway, what Jennings signs on helmets is one thing, but frankly, if I were an NFL receiver, I'd much rather play for a team quarterbacked by Aaron "Super Bowl champion and reigning NFC Player of the Week" Rodgers than one led by Christian "my wedding will be the first without a reception" Ponder. Just sayin'.
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