On Thursday the Green Bay Packers announced that former outside linebacker Tim Harris and wide receiver Greg Jennings will be joining the Packers Hall of Fame on September 1st, 2022. Typically, the organization adds on average two former Packers to the Hall of Fame each year, give or take one.
Jennings’ day to remember his legacy in Green Bay will be an interesting one, as Jennings has become one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ biggest critics since his own retirement from the NFL as he transitioned into his broadcasting career. In 2013, then a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Jennings also said that the Packers organization “brainwashed” him.
Either way, Jennings’ on-field efforts in Green Bay do deserve a day in the sun. From 2006 to 2012, as a member of the Packers, Jennings ranked 6th in receiving touchdowns and 12th in receiving yards in the league during that span of time, earning him two Pro Bowl nods and a Super Bowl ring. He won’t be welcomed back in the same way that Charles Woodson and Al Harris were this year, but the Packers organization was never going to ignore Jennings’ contributions to the franchise.
Harris only played five seasons with the Green Bay Packers but was named an All-Pro, across multiple voting structures, twice. The pass-rusher registered 55 sacks from 1986 to 1990, the eighth-most in the NFL over that span. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, Bruce Smith, Kevin Green, and Charles Haley had a full sack more than him over those seasons.