After 11 years in the NFL, former Packers and Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson is retiring, according to Nelson’s former teammate James Jones.
Nelson established himself in the league as the go-to guy for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, helping the Packers win a Super Bowl and compete regularly in the playoffs.
He has his own share of memorable catches and moments from Green Bay, and spent his last season in Oakland as Derek Carr’s only legitimate receiving threat not named Jared Cook.
Nelson was a sure-handed receiver who will be remembered by Packers fans for his prolific tenure in Green Bay. He finishes his NFL career with 72 TDs, 613 catches, and over 8,500 yards receiving. His best season in the NFL came in 2014, when he put up 1,519 yards receiving, 13 TDs and 98 catches as one of the undisputed best receivers in the league that season. Not bad for a second-round pick from Kansas State.
Nelson tore his ACL in 2015, but was able to come back just as strong and posted a receiving line of 1,257/14/97. He will go down as the best receiver Rodgers had in his prime years in Green Bay, and will retire a champion.