On Thursday, Jennings seemed to try to defuse the situation, praising Rodgers and his old club in remarks to reporters.
“Aaron’s a phenomenal quarterback,” Jennings said, per Mark Craig of the Star-Tribune. “He knows that. No one needs to tell him that. What he’s done over the course of the last five years? Phenomenal. He set the bar high for quarterbacks in this league. He set the bar high for offenses in this league.
“Everything I say is all out of fun. I’m just saying something just to say it. They know that’s not me.”
According to the Star-Tribune, Jennings said he hasn’t reached out to Rodgers to apologize.
“No. For what? I’m apologizing right now,” Jennings said, according to the paper, indicating his remarks would get to Rodgers via the media.
Jennings also indicated coach Leslie Frazier had talked to him about his previous comments about Green Bay.
“He said, ‘Keep it about our guys,’ ” Jennings said, according to the Star-Tribune. “Literally, that was it. I don’t really recall saying anything negative about Aaron or anyone over there, but, hey, I apologize.”
For the record, the Vikings face the Packers at Lambeau Field on November 24, and the reception Jennings receives will be fascinating.