Former Green Bay Packers receiver and current Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson was on NFL Total Access on Tuesday. He discussed a number of things, but the interesting part was something former teammate James Jones previously suggested: the Packers low-balled him.
That was Jones’ assessment of the situation.
Nelson used different words, but more or less says the same thing.
“They offered a pay cut. To me it wasn’t close. I think J.J., with his breaking news and doing some interviews, he put it in a great way. They offered me a pay cut. It wasn’t close. I still considered it, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t there and there wasn’t any wiggle room. It was pretty cut and dry what they wanted to do and that was move on. We accepted that and look forward to being in Oakland.”
From what we’ve heard, the Packers offered Nelson a veteran’s minimum-type deal to stick around. He ended up getting $7 million per season in Oakland. That’s a good business decision.
Here’s the full interview.