Jordy Nelson recently called it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL. Ten of those seasons were spent playing with the team that drafted him, the Green Bay Packers.
On Wednesday on the “Dan Patrick Show,” Nelson said he’s spoken to the Packers about signing a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the franchise, per Paul Pabst.
The Packers, quite frankly, need to make this happen.
Interestingly, Nelson also said he’d have a hard time saying no to Aaron Rodgers, if the quarterback called him and asked him to play another season.
Given the way the Packers dumped him after 2017, that’s not going to happen.
Nelson has a fabulous legacy with the Packers, regardless. He won a Super Bowl with the team and was, for a time, one of the most dominant receivers in the NFL playing alongside Aaron Rodgers. From 2011-16, he hauled in 57 touchdowns, despite missing the entire 2015 season, and four games in 2012.Nelson also finished his career with the second-most touchdowns and third-most catches in Packers history.
All told, Nelson caught 613 passes for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns. He also made a Pro Bowl squad, and won NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2016.