Rock Sexton wrote:
I'd say forget Jennings after the injuries he's been thru this year. That's not good for a man nearing 30.
He's a veteran leader who will instantly make the passing game better. Not only that but he's a player who Philbin will be very familiar with.
We could always work out some kind of injury clause into his contract. We did the same thing with Marshall and his hip when we signed him. So if he stays healthy and plays a certain number of games, then he gets X amount. If he's constantly getting injured and not playing, then he gets X amount. I don't see how this is a risky investment.
The whole thing is actually pretty simple. If Philbin likes and trust the guy, he passes his physical/medical eval with team doctors, and he's willing to sign for a reasonable contract, then why wouldn't you do the deal???
Signing him would allow us to draft another speedster wideout early and double down on wideout talent. Then we'd have Jennings, Hartline, Bess, Matthews, and a speedy rookie as our receivers. That would give Tannehill plenty of targets to spread it around to.
If it were up to me I wouldn't sign any of the veteran free agent wideouts available. I'd much rather see us take two wideouts in the first three rounds and add talent that way. But if I had to choose one of the veteran free agents to pick from then I'd take Jennings simply for the reasons I mentioned.