Greg Jennings is done being great. At least on the football field.
The former Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver announced his retirement on Monday in a video posted on Youtube.
“I’m done. I’m done. I’m excited to be done,” Jennings said. “The past 20 years of my life has been football but today that all changes.”
Jennings played 10 seasons in the league after being a second-round pick by the Packers in 2006. In his seven years in Green Bay, he caught 425 passes for 6,537 yards and 53 touchdowns, that last figure being the fifth-most in team history. He went on to play two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and his final season with the Miami Dolphins.
The Western Michigan product was on the receiving end of some of the biggest passes in Packers’ history. He caught the touchdowns from Brett Favre that tied and broke the NFL’s career passing touchdowns record, while also catching two touchdowns, including the winning score, in Green Bay’s Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Physically, I know that I can do it. I can still play. I’m in shape. I’ve been training hard,” Jennings said. “But I feel as though I would be going backwards versus moving forward.”