Greg Jennings to Detroit made a lot of sense early in the 2013 NFL calender. His hometown is in Kalamazoo Michigan, played his college ball at Western Michigan, and has said he would like to stay close to home. That boat seems likely to have sailed if the latest reports are true. According to Tom Pelisserro, of ESPN 1500, there may have been a reason the Green Bay Packers shied away from contract negotiations with Jennings.
Lot of opinions here about what top receiver UFAs may command. Heard Greg Jennings wants $14M/year. Tough to see that happening.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2013
Jennings, who turns 30 in September, is coming off his worst season as a pro in which he was hampered with injury's the entire season. Having inflated stats due to his time with all-pro quaterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, Jennings is unlikely to receive that kind of money. In fact, he'll be hard pressed to find the kind of money Vincent Jackson got from the Buccaneers--5year $55 million--on the open market.
The Lions would seem to be a fit for Jennings services, allowing a bonifide second target to Calvin Johnson, but certaintly not at those costs. If he finds the market less than he expected, look for the Lions to pursue at a performance based contract. Outside of that, buyer beware.