Greg Jennings announces retirement after 10 seasons
Wide receiver Greg Jennings has announced his retirement from the NFL after a career that spanned more than 10 seasons with the Packers, Vikings and Dolphins.
"I've got some news to share with you guys. Football is over. I'm done. No more big hits. No more ‘Touchdown Greg Jennings!’” Jennings says in his YouTube video announcement. “At least within the lines of a football field, I'm done. I'm excited to be done. The past 20 years of my life has been football, but today that all changes and this smile is not going to be removed. It's going to be enhanced. The same dedication, the same work ethic that I put into pursuing that sport, this game, I'll be pursuing everything else with the same mindset”
The 32-year-old says that he can still physically play the game but that he has elected to move on. Jennings is coming off a season in which he recorded just 19 receptions for 208 yards and one touchdown in 16 games for the Dolphins.
Watch Jennings' full announcement below:
Jennings spent the first seven seasons of his career with Green Bay, where he caught 53 touchdowns and recorded 6,537 yards receiving yards. He left after the 2012 season and signed a a five-year, $45 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, but played just two seasons in the purple, white and gold before being let go.
The two-time Pro Bowler finishes his career with 571 catches for 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns. He was also a member of the Packers team that won Super Bowl XLV.