Thursday, June 25, 2009
Jennings' high-end numbers
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Wednesday, we noted that Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings has become one of the NFL's highest-paid receivers.
We all know Jennings has never played in a Pro Bowl, but Ben Lerner of ESPN Stats & Information generated a couple of charts that illustrate how Jennings has been one of the league's top downfield receivers in each of the past two seasons.
No one has had more receptions of 40 or more yards since the start of 2007, as this chart shows:
Jennings' explosiveness has also translated into his scoring capabilities:
|20-plus-yard touchdowns, last two seasons |
|Player ||Team ||TD |
|Randy Moss ||New England ||15 |
|Terrell Owens ||Dallas* ||14 |
|Greg Jennings ||Green Bay ||11 |
|Reggie Wayne ||Indianapolis ||10 |
|*Now with Buffalo |