In an interview published at the online home of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, former Packers and current Vikings wide receiver refused to call Aaron Rodgers by name.
One part of a much longer interview went like this:
BS: You played with, potentially, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Christian Ponder is trying to ascend to where they’ve already been. When you came here, did you have an expectation that you would have to work with Christian and tell him some things to do?
GJ: When you talk about comparing quarterbacks, it’s hard to compare guys. I’ll take Brett. He did it for so long. I got there in a period of time where Brett already was there (as an elite quarterback). Then the guy they have now, he sat behind Brett and he learned so much. Christian didn’t really have that opportunity. He had to jump in. The way you compare them has to be a little different. The guy they have now (Rodgers) was (essentially) a veteran rookie. It’s a little different, but Christian has tremendous upside. I think what I see now is a quarterback who’s maturing and who’s growing and wanting to learn and grow, which is huge.
Reading between the lines, you might infer there’s some animosity towards Rodgers by Jennings, but perhaps it’s just tongue in cheek.
After all, Packers wide receiver James Jones was said to have a bit of sarcasm in his voice when he said in an interview (with JSOnline on Wednesday), “I don’t like Greg no more. He left us.”