Jennings became an unrestricted free agent after Green Bay declined to make him a qualifying offer.
"We just didn't get it done and I don't think that was a lack of ability, because the ability is there," safeties coach Darren Perry told the paper. "We just have to make sure we're consistent."
Burnett led the team with three fumble recoveries, but also paced the Packers with 17 missed tackles. Coach Mike McCarthy said immediately after the season that he wants more "impact players" on defense.
Green Bay could give a longer look to
"We both know what we're doing," said McMillian, who was competing with Jennings for starting strong safety job before Burnett was hurt. "That's the key and we have to both be communicating."
"I don’t think either one of those guys separated themselves in terms of being 'that guy' at the end of the last season," safeties coach Darren Perry said during OTAs. "They both made strides and I think they’re going to be fine football players, I really do. But in terms of who distinguishes themselves as 'the guy,' we’re just going to have to wait and see and enjoy the competition. It should be fun to watch because both of those guys know what’s at stake."
Jennings does have one more year in Green Bay's system over McMillian, but Perry said experience won't be the deciding factor.
"I think they’re pretty close," Perry said. "They’re pretty close. Jerron is an intelligent young man. But again, with good players and great players and average players, consistency is the one thing that always separates those guys. A lot of that is focus and being able to do it play in and game in and game out. So that’s what we’re looking for. We’re looking for the guy who’s going to be consistent, do it like we want it done and do it at a high level."
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