The Green Bay Packers will have some decisions to make at receiver after this season. Davante Adams will be a free agent and Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson will be entering the final year of their contacts.
They can’t pay three receivers $10 million a year.
Nelson and Cobb are making that money.
However, the Packers aren’t going to part ways with Nelson.
So the question then becomes, how do the Packers manage this?
Will they re-sign Nelson?
If he keeps playing at a high level, they will. Nelson will certainly regress much like Donald Driver did, but he wants to return after his contract is up.
“I would say anywhere between two to four more years. I think four more – so this one and three more – would be my max,” Nelson said. “That would put me at 13 years. I’d be happy with that, obviously. At some point, I have to get my family back to Kansas.”
If Nelson plays well this season, which we believe he will, we would expect the Packers to give him another contract.
Probably two years. And at a lesser salary than he’s currently making.
Right now, we don’t have to worry about that. Jordy Nelson remains the Packers’ best receiver until he isn’t.