Greg Jennings

Greg Jennings is in a contract year and the writing seems to be on the wall. The Green Bay Packers haven’t made much of an effort to sign him to a long-term deal.

And don’t think Greg Jennings hasn’t taken note. For the first time, Jennings publicly stated his lack of optimism that he’ll be with the Packers next season.

“My educated guess, I’m going to lean to the ‘no’ side of it. That’s my educated guess, my personal educated guess.

“If I had a choice, if it was just my decision only, absolutely I would be here in a heartbeat. I wouldn’t want to leave at all. But obviously it’s two sides. So the Packers are going to do what’s best for them and hopefully I’m what’s best. But if not, I have 31 other teams that hopefully I can show them my resume, then walk into the door and start back over.”

The problems with re-signing Jennings are numerous for the Packers. Primarily, he wants big money and they have other players they need to give big money to. Plus, the Packers have plenty of receivers to throw the ball to.

Are the chances nil that Jennings returns?

Not quite.

If the Packers do indeed move on without Jermichael Finley, they save $8 million in 2013. There’s also the chance Jennings’ injury-plagued 2012 campaign might limit his earning potential.

It’s more likely that Jennings signs elsewhere, but a perfect storm could still land him in Green Bay.