Cuffs wrote: But the risk with MJD is that they work him back in slowly and you wind up with Chris Johnson type production, circa the first 7 games of 2011, which kills Jennings' value but doesn't give you a full on MJD production.
Bingo. All reports are that Jennings has looked good and earned PT, regardless of MJD being there or not. If Jennings continues to impress, he could be a big drag on MJD's production.
FWIW I think the correct move would have been to deal Jennings while reports suggest MJD will likely miss regular season work. But the trade isn't unfair. I like Jordy Nelson again this year and I think you could very well end up ahead on the deal in the end.