Like Simon and Garfunkel as soon as sang: “The place have you ever gone, Jordy Nelson?”

Effectively, the lyrics may not be proper, however the sentiment is.

After a reasonably productive profession with the Packers and cultivating a relationship with Aaron Rodgers as one in all his favourite targets, the Inexperienced Bay wideout made a transfer to California to complete out his profession within the AFC West. Sadly, as is what occurs with late-career strikes, it did not precisely work out. 

Nelson completed his profession with a single season below double-digit yards per reception and has 4 1,000-yard seasons to his resume. Whereas Rodgers has cultivated fairly the rapport with Davante Adams through the years, Nelson’s presence and fame as an all-time Packer receiver endures.

What occurred to Jordy Nelson?

Nelson’s final season with the Packers was in 2017, being launched by Inexperienced Bay after the season. Nelson would go west, signing a two-year, $15 million contract with the Raiders. Whereas Nelson predominantly took a backseat to Amari Cooper by the early goings of the season, as soon as Cooper was traded to Dallas, Nelson’s position throughout the offense expanded. He completed with 739 yards and three touchdowns on 63 receptions.

Nelson, although, can be launched after only a season with the Raiders. He would not achieve a lot curiosity within the free agent market, finally settling for retirement. Nelson would signal a one-day contract with Inexperienced Bay to retire a member of the Packers in August 2019.

Jordy Nelson stats

Nelson ranks excessive on a couple of completely different Packers’ all-time receiving lists:

  • Second in receiving touchdowns with 69. (Don Hutson is first with 99). 
  • Third in receptions with 550.
  • Fifth in receiving yards with 7,848. 
  • Seventh in yards per sport with 57.7. 
12 months Video games (Begins) Yards Touchdowns Y/R Y/G
2008 16 (2) 366 2 11.1 22.9
2009 13 (0) 320 2 14.5 24.6
2010 16 (4) 582 2 12.9 36.4
2011 16 (9) 1,263 15 18.6 78.9
2012 12 (10) 745 7 15.2 62.1
2013 16 (16) 1,314 8 15.5 82.1
2014 16 (16) 1,519 13 15.5 94.9
2015 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
2016 16 (16) 1,257 14 13.0 78.6
2017 15 (15) 482 6 9.1 32.1
2018 15 (14) 739 3 11.7 49.3