By Adam Roberts – 10/19/2021
Though some may not be his biggest fans during his time off the field, the abilities of former Packer wide receiver Greg Jennings are indisputable. The second rounder from Western Michigan recorded 53 touchdowns during his seven year Packers’ career, including two critical ones in Super Bowl XLV, and was a great first or second option for both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.
For his efforts, he will be enshrined into Packers’ immortality next year along with an 80s linebacker who is in essence the definition of an American football success story.
Jennings and Tim Harris will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame next September. While Jennings’s story is well known by most modern fans, some might forget about the impact of the 1986 fourth-round OLB from Memphis State. Upon his arrival to Green Bay, it became evident that his pass protection was less than stellar, something which Harris notes then-head coach Forrest Gregg made very clear from the beginning. In response, Harris made pass rush his bread and butter; his 55 sacks in five years are the fourth-highest in team history and the 19.5 he recorded in a Pro Bowl 1989 season are still the highest single-season total in franchise history.
The enshrinement will be September 1st, 2022 at the Packer Hall of Fame facility.