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Continued: Vikings' Jennings faces season without superstar QB

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 27, 2013 - 2:50 PM

“We were talking and he said, ‘There was a moment in the game where I was saying, man, I wouldn’t mind if I got this play called or that play called for myself,’ ” Frazier said. “He said, ‘I thought about it and said you know what, I’m happy for Jerome. This is good for our team. I want Jerome to have success, Kyle Rudolph. I want the whole team to have success.’ I’m like, that’s unique for a guy who has achieved what he’s achieved and signed a contract to come here.”

Jennings signed a five-year, $45 million deal that came with $17.8 million guaranteed in the first two years. So far at least, the $9 million-a-year receiver hasn’t acted like one has come to expect.

“Pride was one thing I saw myself struggling with in that Detroit game,” Jennings said. “Everyone says pride is good, pride is good. But pride is not good on a team. You want guys to be competitive. When you become prideful, you’re thinking about yourself and yourself only. … So, for me, yeah, I don’t think I’m the typical receiver.”

 

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