Remember last offseason when everyone was making a big deal about the farm kid from Kansas continuing to be a farm kid from Kansas even though he was a successful NFL receiver? Despite a torn ACL and a lost season, nothing has changed for Jordy Nelson.
The Green Bay Packers No. 1 receiver is still going back to Kansas this offseason to work on the farm.
“After minicamp, I’ll still go back to Kansas. It will be right in the middle of wheat harvest. I’ll take care of what I need to do in the morning and the rest of the day, I’ll be farming,” Nelson said. “It’s great for me mentally. Honestly, it’s great for me physically to have those long days. It prepares me for camp. It’s a lot hotter in Kansas than it is (in Green Bay), so it makes camp easy. The meetings, the long days… To me, it resets me mentally.”
Having worked on a farm, I will go ahead and totally disagree. Farming is awful. It may even be the worst job ever.
However, we think that’s great for Jordy.
Whatever Jordy needs to get ready for the season, let’s make sure Jordy gets.
We are all looking forward to having a healthy Jordy Nelson on the field this season. That should also usher in the return of Good Aaron Rodgers (not, Bad 2015 Aaron Rodgers) and the Packers’ vertical passing game.
And we will have the Kansas wheat harvest to thank.