Jennings even said that one day he'd brag to his children about playing alongside Cordarrelle Patterson:
"I would say the sky's the limit, but there's no ceiling to his potential. There really isn't. If he's willing to put in the time, the potential is there. He has everything he needs. He's starting to mature as a player, as an individual, so his success is going to shoot straight through the roof. I'm excited. I told him this, and maybe it was a little premature, but I told him, 'At some point, I'm going to tell my kids I played with Cordarrelle Patterson.'"
Patterson, 23, was one of the league's top rookies last season, hauling in 45 receptions for 469 yards and four TDs and rushing 12 times for 158 yards and three scores.
Patterson also led the NFL with a 32.4-yard kick return average and ran back two kicks for touchdowns.
Earlier in July, Patterson predicted he would become a "top-five playmaker."
The Vikings went 5-10-1 and finished in last place in the NFC North last season.
- Chris Johnson