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Jordy Nelson, Packers working on one-day retirement contract

-- A Jordy Nelson reunion? Don't rule it out.

According to the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver, it'd be hard to turn down his good friend and former quarterback who he spent 10 seasons catching passes from.

Nelson appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, confirming that he was working on a one-day contract to officially retire with the team.

Nelson's 10 seasons with the Packers saw him accumulate 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns, which ranks as the second-most in team history behind only Don Hutson. He and Aaron Rodgers also connected for more touchdowns than any other quarterback-receiver tandem in Green Bay.

That connection and familiarity could be one of the reasons the Packers even consider bringing Nelson in to play meaningful snaps. Very few duos in recent memory established the same foundation on the field that Rodgers and Nelson did, and even fewer were able to produce at the rate in which they did on the grounds of that foundation.

Either that or the Packers endure an unfortunate injury to one of their top receivers and reach out to Nelson. It would replicate what they did with James Jones in 2015 after Nelson tore his ACL in the team's second preseason game.

The Packers have Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison and Jake Kumerow as a trio of veteran pass-catchers, as well as second-year receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown and J'Mon Moore. Such a group wouldn't necessarily be able to afford to a detrimental injury, but there's the belief the Packers will add another receiver via the draft later this month.

Nelson spent one season with the Oakland Raiders and matched his target total (88) from his final season with the Packers, but had 10 more catches and nearly 300 more yards. Granted, Nelson's final season with the Packers was spent majorly with Brett Hundley at quarterback.

With Rodgers for the entirety of the first five games of the 2017 regular season, Nelson led the league in receiving touchdowns, continuing his trend from the season prior.


Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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John30856's picture

would be awesome emotionally :)

cinpackback's picture

Hope the Pack lets Jordy retire as one of our own!

I bleed green more's picture

He was a fan favorite was there anyone that did not love what he was for the Pack.

nostradanus's picture

Love you Jordy!

An all time Packer great and an even greater guy.

Bound for Packers HOF!

Curt's picture

Bring him back for a swan song year as they did with James Jones (or at least they know he could be ready if injuries pile up again).

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

Anything for Jordy I’m all for!

Lphill's picture

Bring him in as receivers coach.

albert999's picture


TheBigCheeze's picture

Jordy is still better than many WRs in the NFL......he has great chemistry with Rodgers.....sign him to a 1 year prove-it deal.....

Since '61's picture

Definitely sign him for a one day retirement deal he's earned it. Beyond that only in an emergency injury situation. Thanks, Since '61

Montana's picture

Definitely let Jordy retire in GB as he should, stellar career, class act......

albert999's picture

why wouldn’t ya

Johnblood27's picture

why wouldnt ya?

same reason you low balled him with an insulting offer and let him walk.

current GBP FO has Jordy listed as "persona non grata"

Lets hope that there is ONE person left in the FO that has an ounce of class and they hold sway and Jordy retires as a Packer.

cuervo's picture

This is why "fans" aren't GM's...this business isn't abut keeping fan favorites who are past their prime. Thank goodness we have a GM with balls to do what's needed.

LeotisHarris's picture

In talking with a friend about this we wondered aloud why Mark Murphy and his crack revenue-producing team hasn't marketed this opportunity to the general public. How much would loyal Packers fans pay to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Green Bay Packer? In addition to the experience the team could upsell videos of the press conference, frames for the contracts, catering for family and friends to attend, create various packagesand price points for the experience.

I willingly forked over hundreds of dollars for Packers stock for myself and kids. When I'm done working, I'd pay to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Green Bay Packer. So, c'mon, Murph, get Legal going on this, then turn the marketing team loose. Revenue, baby!

roadwalker's picture

I believe Rodgers and Jordy could hook up and bring back enough of the old magic to be of help to the team. A team friendly 1 year deal would be great for the team-Rodgers and of course the fans.

Ryan B Dub's picture

Jordy Nelson should teach a class on body control, and route running. His talent level before old man syndrome set in was unreal. The speed, agaility, and especially his control and coordination of his body was top in the NFL. Sure is nice to have Davante Adams at times like these. Time to play catch up. Go Pack Go!

Mibster's picture

If Jordy and GB is up for it. I think it would be a great statement letting Jordy retire as a Packer.. Even better if he would play one last game at Lambeau making a few plays before its done..


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