The former Green Bay Packer WR Jordy Nelson is calling it a career, according to James Jones of NFL Network. He played for the Oakland Raiders last season after spending the previous nine years in Green Bay.
🚨After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) March 27, 2019
Nelson was one of the most beloved players in Packers history. He was the go-to guy for Aaron Rodgers and helped the Packers win a Super Bowl and compete regularly in the playoffs.
He was a second-round pick from Kansas State and will finish his NFL career with 613 receptions for 8,587 yards receiving and 72 TDs. His 7,848 yards with the Packers is the fifth-best in team history and he also has the second-most receiving touchdowns in Packers history.
Jordy Nelson: second most TD catches by any Packers player ever, 3rd most catches. Congrats on a great career. https://t.co/N422Ooijou
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 27, 2019
Green Bay reached the playoffs seven times with Nelson. They have not made the playoffs since he left.