In the latest Green Bay Packers news Jordy Nelson has announced his retirement. Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who played nine of his 10 seasons in the league with the Packers, announced his retirement on Sunday. The receiver, who told reporters he was hurt by the way things ended with the Packers last offseason, plans to sign a one-day contract with the team before retiring. This way he can retire a Packer.
The 34-year-old receiver played for the Oakland Raiders last season. This was after he was released by the Packers. Finishing with 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns. Many argue he can still play.
After Nelson was released by the Packers, general manager Packers Brian Gutekunst said,
“I think the hurt part was, to be honest, was the unwillingness to try to make it work. That happenes.” Nelson said shortly after he was released. “But then again, it’s a business, and they have to do what they think is best.” There are no sour grapes here.
What they need to do is to be able to move forward. Also prepare for the future of the Packers. But I think that was just part of it, but that’s the way it is. I’m definitely not the only one that’s been cut or released when you don’t think it’s going to happen, and it’s not what you want to hear when you go into a meeting with them. But we’ve moved on.”
Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson News
During his career with the Packers, Jordy Nelson was the only player in team history with three seasons with 13-plus touchdown receptions (2011, 2014, 2016). He and Aaron Rodgers hold the team record for most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver combination (65). Breaking the 58 touchdown mark set Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman. Many believed this will never be broken.
Nelson cemented his place in Packers’ lore. This with his performance in Super Bowl XLV, when he caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in the Packers’ 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Talk about a MPV game!
The Packers have scheduled a press conference on Tuesday. This to announce Nelson’s retirement. Stay tuned for further Green Bay Packers news updates. Ready for some NFL betting?