Greg Jennings on the Packers releasing Jordy Nelson

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Greg Jennings joins Colin Cowherd in studio to talk Jordy Nelson, Jimmy Graham and the Packers. What will Green Bay do next in free agency?

- I think this could be rough on the Packers because Jordy is the rare good receiver with a huge profile. He's Aaron's best friend. He's been in a movie, the back-shoulder. He's an incredibly high-profile good player. I mean, he's one of the 25 guys in the league that everybody knows who Jordy Nelson is and J.J. Watt is. I think this could backfire on them, unless they are really ready for him to make 74 catches with Derek Carr? Do you like the move?

- Backfire on the Raiders?

- No, no, no. Backfire on the Packers.

- Yeah, I don't-- I never-- I don't see Jordy outside of that Green Bay uniform. I don't. I really don't. I don't even like it for Jordy, quite honestly.

- Wow.

- But more so for the Packers. I mean, with the rapport that he was able to develop with Aaron Rodgers, specifically in the red zone, I mean, really second to none. It was remarkable, the chemistry that they had in the red zone, his ability to uncover. Jordy is a extremely brilliant player, who will have success wherever he ends up, but he's better suited in that uniform that we've always seen him in.

- So you don't think he'll be-- he won't flourish with the Raiders.

- Flourish? Ah, that's tough, man. I never-- I never say a player won't flourish. I don't think it's going to be as great as we all think.

- Why? Because you know the relationship with Aaron and Jordy. Is it nonverbal? Is it-- like what made it special? The back-shoulder is sort of a thing they developed.

- Yeah, it's nonverbal, but it's all time vested, and it happened over time. That trust, it started in the biggest game, the biggest stage of all of our careers.

- Super Bowl.

- Super Bowl.

- Jordy was great.

- Jordy was great. We knew going into that game we were going to attack their receiver, McFadden. We were going to attack him, and Jordy was going to be the one that was going to be matched up on him and have to take advantage of that situation. And he stepped up and hit big, really big. That stood-- I mean, that stands in the back of your mind, and moving forward, now you've developed a trust in a guy that it's like, man, shoot. I can really trust this-- and it literally blossomed from there.

- Listen, Aaron would let go of the football-- and he doesn't do this with other receivers-- Aaron lets go of the football and Jordy's not open. They always said the reason that Tom worked with Moss-- Brady-- and didn't work with Ocho is he trusted Moss, because he had this great sense that Moss was such a football Maven. That he trusted Randy knew the game so well that he could let go of the ball and he and Moss instinctively knew what Tom would do. He never felt that with Ocho, who was gifted, past his prime but gifted. To your point, Aaron doesn't like picks. He doesn't just let go of the ball.

- No. He trusts that Jordy is going to make a play or nobody can make that play, which is why we saw so much firework between the two of them. And like moving on to the Raiders, if this does pan out, you know, it benefits Derek Carr to have a Jordy Nelson in house. It benefits Amari Cooper to have him in your unit, in your room. Jon Gruden has always, every time he covered the Packers in his time in the booth, rant and raved about Jordy Nelson. I just love this kid. Like, he understands how Jordy thinks, and it's more than just what he does on the field.

- That I see, there's way more.

- There's way more.

- OK. Now, Jimmy Graham is a non-blocking but a vertical, seam-busting tight end. Seattle never quite figured out how to use him ideally. He was a finesse player in a physical system. Does he work with Aaron Rodgers?

- I think he works, but I don't like the move.

- Why?

- I don't like the move, because they let their tight end for the future go in Jared Cook a couple years ago.

- Yeah. I loved him.

- Like, that was your guy. Younger.

- Great hands.

- Great hands, could do both. I like that situation a lot better. With Jimmy Graham, the expectation is now going to be so high.

- Because again, he's a guy that has a really high profile--

- Without question.

- --because he played on the talked-about Saints and the talked-about Seahawks. So the expectations for Graham are 70 catches, nine touchdowns.

- Absolutely.

- And I'm not saying he can't do it, because we've seen Jimmy Graham perform. He's a great talent. And with Aaron Rodgers, I think everybody gets even better, and very few quarterbacks can do that for a player. Drew Brees being one of them, which is why we even know Jimmy Graham in the first place. But I don't, per se, like it when you have to get rid of Jordan. Now, I understand the money deal of it.

- Yeah. I get it.

- I get that, but to bring in Jimmy Graham, and say, OK, this is it now? No. You need more than Jimmy Graham.