Instead of choosing a third team in as many seasons, receiver Jordy Nelson seems to be choosing himself… and retiring.
This according to current NFL Network analyst and former Nelson teammate James Jones who says Nelson is set to retire.
“After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former Packers and Raiders WR Jordy Nelson is calling it a career,”yesterday.
Now 33-years-old, Nelson was a second-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2008. He played with Green Bay for 10 years, becoming one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets, and finished with the second-most touchdowns in team history and third-most receptions.
He was excellent in Super Bowl XLV, with nine catches for 140-yards and a touchdown in the Packers’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Though he had several strong seasons, Nelson was only named to the Pro Bowl once, in 2014. He missed the entire 2015 season due to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason but came back in 2016 to start all 16 regular-season games, lead the NFL with 14 receiving touchdowns and winning Comeback Player of the Year.
Nelson spent 2018 with Oakland where he had 63 catches for 739-yards and three touchdowns over 15 games.
Reports say he had made a free-agent visit to the Seattle Seahawks but did not sign with the team.