Jordy Nelson Has a New Four-Year Deal

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Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

A day after we wondered if the Green Bay Packers would meet receiver Jordy Nelson’s $10 million per season asking price, they more or less did.

The Packers signed Nelson to a new four-year deal worth $39 million. That includes $14.2 million guaranteed and an $11.5 million signing bonus.

The $9.76 million average also makes him one of the top-paid receivers in the league. He currently ranks eighth on that list, behind Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Vincent Jackson, Percy Harvin and Brandon Marshall.

The deal is also a big improvement over the contract extension Nelson signed in 2011, which paid him an average of $4.37 million. Nelson has outperformed that deal, turning in two seasons of 1,200-plus yards since signing it.

Nelson is currently 29, so the contract will take him through what we would assume would be his prime seasons.

Although they made Nelson’s deal a priority, this is somewhat of a departure for the Packers. They refused to pay Greg Jennings big money when he became a free agent. The deal he signed with the Vikings is worth less annually than Nelson’s deal. Jennings averages $9 million per season, although he did get one more year on his contract, which brings the total value to $45 million.

The Packers didn’t offer James Jones anything when he became a free agent this year. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal with Oakland.

Now the Packers focus needs to turn to Randall Cobb. He’s also in the final year of his contract.

As for Jordy, not bad for a funny-looking kid from Kansas.

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19 Comments on "Jordy Nelson Has a New Four-Year Deal"

  1. ay hombre

    Bam! I love it. When a guy is this good both on and off the field, you pay him. See how that works Greg Jennings?

  2. TyKo Seamboat

    I hate overpaying for a WR… it’s the most interchangeable position in the NFL.

    But Nelson is a class act & a squeaky clean guy. I hated him when he was at K-State. I’m happy he is on our squad. Still too much $ though.

    • E. Wolf

      Yeah I guess that talk about him really wanting to stay a Packer and not caring about money was a little overstated.
      I would say this is either at full market value or maybe just a tad over.
      We are not paying through the nose for an ill advised contract, such as Greg Jennings.

  3. Howard

    Great guy. Very good packer and receiver.Good for Nelson and his family. I wonder what the cap hit is for this year and next.

  4. Sloth

    Guys been rocking the same haircut since high school. Was Jennings a bad guy off the field before mouthing off as a Viking? My guess is that this contract was made in part due to the Pack’s youth in the receiving corp and the fact that Nelson is a better athlete than both Jennings and Jones. The somewhat shorter length could be a blessing if he hits the post 30 drop off.

    • Cheese

      Jennings sister was talking crap on twitter about Rodgers not getting GJ85 the ball. Then after Jennings went to minny soda he claimed Rodgers wasn’t a good leader because he wouldn’t take the blame for Greggy poo’s mistakes. Who knows what kind affect that had within the organization before he left.

      • E. Wolf

        There are so many things behind the scenes I’d love to know. I am guessing there is a lot of dirt on Jennnings that has been kept from the public eye.

      • Abe Frohman

        Rodgers never publicly campaigned for a new contract for GJ85. He did for Jones. I think that speaks volumes.

  5. I am looking forward to seeing Jordy Nelson outplay this contract just as he did his previous one. This guy was an AWESOME pickup by TT. He really has a knack for finding receivers in the second round! I sure hope the trend continues with this most recent pick.

  6. billybong

    I don’t like what happened with Jennings, he made a big mistake he probably knows it…and how did that South Beach thing work out for his sista…haha, welcome to the mall of America…but..i doubt there is any “dirt” on Jennings behind the scenes, he is a good guy in his hometown of Kalamazoo and does a lot for kids there..

  7. GBslacker

    Jordy’s a great guy.
    I’m glad he got paid.

    But I wish there was someone on defense that could have been worthy of a big pay day.

    This up-tempo shit I’ve read from McCarthy is just what the defense doesn’t need. I can envision McCarthy shooting his wad on a few pass plays — eating up less than a minute — and then punting. The old-ones and the broken-downs will then start hemorrhaging yardage.

    If they take forever moving Bradford to ILB and insist on playing the most-senior members of the D, the season’s goose is cooked.

    The more-buzzword, less-buzzword mantra of this year’s defense sounds like so much BS.

    A win at New Orleans would certainly change my tune…

    • Phatgzus

      No doubt there will be some quick 3 -and-outs, that’s virtually inevitable, but remember this, MM promised the D would be improved. The last 3 years MM has promised something in the off-season it has happened, the last being the improved running game (THAT is good coaching IMHO). Take a chill pill, Slacker, it’s only July/August, you worry too much (I bet your friends call you Whiskers). BTW, we’ve beaten NOLA the last 2 times we’ve faced ’em and Drew Brees ain’t gettin’ any primer.

  8. Salazar

    He is a fan favorite, and doesn’t have the caliber of talent around him that Jennings did. This makes sense, most importantly because it makes for a lot of very happy cheese heads.

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