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Report: Jordy Nelson Seeking $10 Million-Plus Per Season

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Report: Jordy Nelson Seeking $10 Million-Plus Per Season

Coming on the heels of a contract extension signed by Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White reportedly worth $30 over four seasons and $18 million guaranteed, Rob Demovsky of reports:

Nelson is seeking all of that -- and more. A source familiar with the negotiations said Nelson wants a deal worth at least $10 million per season. That would be a major increase from his current contract, which averages $4.2 million per season and ranks 34th among all NFL receivers.

Nelson is entering the final season of a contract that pays him an average of $4.2 million per season, severely under market value.

While the $10 million per season figure is a starting point, it's far from the only thing that matters in contract negotiations.

What will also tell the tale of how much Nelson eventually receives is his guaranteed money and how many years are tacked onto his potential extension.

Nelson is currently 29 years old.

The Packers must also keep in mind what they'll do with fellow wide receiver Randall Cobb, who also enters 2014 in the final year of his contract but is significantly younger than Nelson.

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balding_pastor's picture

Jordy will be back with a 15 mil signing bonus. Ball will arrange it so that's cap hit will allow him to sign Cobb as well. The only other vets who are to be free agents are Bulaga and Williams. Williams is as good as gone if Bulaga can't play 16 games this year, he'll be gone as well.

HankScorpio's picture

I wouldn't pay him that much. He's had one year that supports that kind of pay. He's approaching 30 and Rodgers can make do with good, productive players. He doesn't need great ones to put up great numbers.

If Nelson does hit FA, it doesn't mean he's automatically gone. FA has not been kind to WRs over the last few years. It may very well be that nobody is willing to pay Nelson $10 mil/yr and that the Packers would be close enough to the high bidder to get the deal done for less than that price. If not for further projected massive cap increases, I would say that scenario would be highly likely.

L's picture

money money money!

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