Should the Miami Dolphins Take Greg Jennings from Green Bay Packers?
Fewer teams have need for receivers than the Miami Dolphins. Their fight to 3-3 has become one of the highlights of the season, but it won't last without more firepower. Is Dwayne Bowe or Greg Jennings better options?
Jennings losing value with Packers on NFL injured list
The class of receivers for the 2013 NFL free agency is one of the better in recent memory. Names like Victor Cruz, Mike Wallace and Wes Welker are among those still without long-term deals. One name experts have kept a close eye on is Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers. The two-time Pro Bowler sits on a team stacked with receivers and because of a series of injury problems, it's hard seeing the Packers bring him back with so many other stars due for new deals soon after him. The recent offensive explosion against the Houston Texans didn't help as Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes without Jennings on the field. If that doesn't impact his value to the team, nothing does. Worst of all, his groin injury continues to keep him out of games. The longer he sits, the less teams will see what he is worth when his contract does expire. However there is still time for Green Bay to do the unexpected and perhaps trade him.
Dwayne Bowe can't help the Kansas City Chiefs without a quarterback
The Dolphins have had needs for a receiver ever since they dealt Brandon Marshall to Chicago. They hoped signing veteran Chad Johnson will fill the gap temporarily but that blew up in their faces when he got arrested for assault. Miami has since used strong defense and the legs of Reggie Bush to stay in the race for their division. It is clear though that without a go-to receiver they won't keep pace with rookie Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. That is why the rumors continue about their search for a receiver. Among the big names on their radar is Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs. As that team struggles with quarterback problems, the outlook is not good. If the team must re-tool it will take draft picks. Bowe is by far their best trade chip. He is 28 and a big target for any quarterback. Miami has plenty of draft picks after an off-season of trades. The deal sounds possible. However Jennings could make just as much sense. He is only a year older and a more proven history with a Super Bowl ring. He also has connections with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin who came from Green Bay as an offensive coördinator. Trends in the NFL prove coaches prefer the familiar to the unknown.
Dwayne Bowe and Greg Jennings are great talents in their own ways. It all comes down to what the Miami Dolphins will spend and what the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs ask for.