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Greg Jenning Earned $54 Million in the NFL — Now He’s a Rising Star at Fox

For nearly a decade, Greg Jennings was one of the NFL’s more dependable receivers, especially in his time with the Packers.

A two-time Pro Bowl wideout, Jennings won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and retired having caught plenty of passes and having made a sizable amount of money.

Nearly five years after his final NFL game, Jennings now works for Fox and is a rising star in the sports media industry. 

Greg Jennings starred with the Green Bay Packers

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A second-round pick from Western Michigan in 2006, Greg Jennings quickly grew into one of the Green Bay Packers’ most dependable players. 

Jennings caught 45 passes for 652 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie, then increased his numbers to 53 catches, 920 yards, and 12 touchdowns a year later.

Jennings added seven catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns — all of Jennings’ catches went for either traditional first downs or touchdowns — in two playoff games. 

When Aaron Rodgers took over the starting role in 2008 from Brett Favre, Jennings went from capable third receiver to an impactful starter. From 2008-11, Jennings turned 291 catches into 4,619 yards and 34 touchdowns across 61 games (57 starts). 

Jennings earned Pro Bowl nods after the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the former ending in Green Bay winning Super Bowl 45.

The capable receiver caught 21 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns that postseason.

Jennings cashed in during his NFL years

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After only playing eight regular-season games in 2012, Greg Jennings signed with the rival Minnesota Vikings in 2013. 

Jennings caught 68 passes for 804 yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Vikings, but his numbers dipped to 59 catches and 742 yards in 2014. Jennings caught six touchdowns that year, though, in his penultimate NFL season. 

The veteran receiver closed his career with 19 catches, 208 yards, and a touchdown in 16 games (five starts) for the Miami Dolphins in 2015.

Jennings retired having made over $54 million in his career. Most of that money, a sizable $32.1 million, came from Jennings’ seven seasons with the Vikings.

Greg Jennings is now a rising star at Fox

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Greg Jennings retired with 571 career catches, 8,291 receiving yards, and 64 touchdowns. Jennings added another 50 receptions in the postseason for 673 yards and six touchdowns in 10 playoff games. 

Now, Jennings works for Fox as an NFL analyst and contributor to studio shows. Jennings is part of Fox’s full-time NFL coverage. He, veteran play-by-play announcer Chris Myers, and ex-NFL quarterback Brock Huard form a three-man booth. 

Jennifer Hale is the crew’s sideline reporter.

Still only 37, Jennings is positioned to become one of the NFL media world’s rising stars in the 2020s. Jennings lends insightful commentary to the games he works and the shows he appears on.

Football fans shouldn’t be surprised to see Jennings climb the ranks over the next few years. When Troy Aikman eventually retires, what is stopping Jennings from becoming the new color commentator on Fox’s No. 1 team?

All contract figures courtesy of Spotrac.