30-Year-Old Cornerback – Chicago Bears
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
With Charles Tillman limited to eight games due to injuries in 2013, Jennings was tasked with matching up with the opposition's No. 1 receiver for half of the season, resulting in diminished effective...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Tim Jennings Contract Information:
Agreed to a four-year, $22.4 million contract with the Bears in January of 2014.
Jennings has failed to notch an interception through the Bears' first 13 games.
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Tim Jennings: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Curiously, Jennings has been taking reps exclusively as the team's nickel back since rejoining practices, but the expectation is that he'll be one of the starters at corner back by the time Week 1 rolls around. Rookie Kyle Fuller has had a strong camp to this point, but he's probably not quite ready to displace either Jennings or Charles Tillman, both of whom have multiple Pro Bowl berths under their belts.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jennings has been a stalwart in the Chicago secondary since 2010, and the Bears decided to reward with a multi-year extension. He saw his numbers tail off this season with four interceptions compared to his 2012 total of nine, but still provided quality work in coverage. Jennings will be either the team's number one or number two cornerback moving forward, depending on whether or not long-time Bear -- and fellow free agent corner -- Charles Tillman decides to return to Chicago.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Jennings bounced back from a lackluster 2011 to lead the league with nine interceptions and make the Pro Bowl as a starter with fellow cornerback Charles Tillman. Jennings and Tillman should remain one of the better corner duos again in 2013, though given Jennings' lackluster career production to date, it wouldn't be surprising if his interception total dropped precipitously.
Jennings is a Lovie Smith favorite, but now has some competition at corner after the Bears signed Kelvin Hayden. While Jennings won't blow you away with stats, he'll continue to get lots of opportunities to make plays as teams shy away from Charles Tillman.
Jennings finished 2010 as the starting left corner, but will enter 2011 having to battle against Zack Bowman for that honor again.
Signed by the Bears this offseason to provide depth at cornerback.
Jennings started 12 games in 2008, filling in for the injured Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden. He played his first injury free season since being selected in the second round of the 2006 draft and was part of the Colts defensive crew that allowed the least passing touchdowns in NFL history. He recorded 68 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in the 2008 season and should be a solid option at third cornerback for the Colts in 2009.
Jennings will serve as one of the Colts' backups at cornerback behind Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden and will compete with Dante Hughes for the designation as the team's nickelback.
Jason David and Nick Harper are gone, providing young players like Jennings with a chance to play their way into major roles in Indianapolis’ now-suspect secondary. Jennings figures to be one of the leading candidates for the nickel cornerback job, but doesn’t warrant consideration as an IDP.
He has the speed to add depth right away to the secondary, but will be hurt by his size (5-8, 180 pounds). He has a shot at winning playing time at nickelback if he's healthy this summer.