Aaron Rodgers on Jordy Nelson’s release: It’s definitely a sad day

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Aaron Rodgers is going to miss Jordy Nelson. That’s what the Packers quarterback said in an Instagram post after the team released his friend and favorite receiver.

“Hard to find the right words today to express what 87 means to me,” Rodgers wrote. “No teammate exemplified what it means to be a Packer quite like him. From living in GB full time, his incredible contributions to the city, state, and region, to his consistent, reliable play on the field. Definitely a sad day and the toughest part of this business. There will never be another quite like white lightning. #leader #brother #friend #baller #loyal #champion #legacy #intact #stillcanplayball #backshoulder #1stSBTD”

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said he talked to Rodgers after deciding to release Nelson, but Gutekunst wouldn’t reveal anything about the conversation.

33 responses to “Aaron Rodgers on Jordy Nelson’s release: It’s definitely a sad day

  1. #goneebecauseofaaron’sgreed

    Jordie would still be a Packer if Rodgers would honor the last two years of the contract he signed.

  2. gtodriver says:
    Jordie would still be a Packer if Rodgers would honor the last two years of the contract he signed.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    What you don't realize is when the Packers redo Aarons deal it's going to free up roughly $10 – 12 million in 2018 and 19.
    Not an intelligent post gto.

  3. Yea. The QB makes the receiver, but these two were money and Rodgers obviously took a hit when he went down in 2015.
    It’ll be interesting to see what they have when they report in August.

    Good luck in your future endeavors Jordy. One of the best in his prime. Like a white boy Moss.

  4. gtodriver says:
    March 13, 2018 at 9:57 pm
    #goneebecauseofaaron’sgreed

    Jordie would still be a Packer if Rodgers would honor the last two years of the contract he signed.

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    I know you would prefer mediocrity to assist your teams chances rather than beating the best available. It looks good to see someone using all means to get the packers back up to snuff.

    On a humorous note,

    28 mil for Cousins! All guaranteed! Mediocrity defined!

  5. To the idiots who post things a like a white boy Moss or white lightening…he was a good wide receiver and was fast enough to make some big plays…who cares what his skin is.

  6. mytor1962 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:22 pm
    To the idiots who post things a like a white boy Moss or white lightening…he was a good wide receiver and was fast enough to make some big plays…who cares what his skin is.

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    The only thing I disagree with is that Nelson was a “good” wide receiver. In fact, he was far better than good. He was one of the best WR’s in football but didn’t get noticed because he didn’t do all the stuff most wide receivers do to draw attention to themselves. He was too classy for that kind of stuff. He just went about his business in a classy way, and no one out worked him or gave more effort on game day.
    Jordy was a great Packers receiver and if his days in GB are truly over he will be sorely missed. But no matter where he plays next year, he will always be first and foremost a Green Bay Packer.
    And if he winds up in New England, Tom Brady will find out just how good he still is.

  7. Business is business. Jordy got slow. It happens. It’s like the Viking defense against the Eagles. Sometimes it’s obvious when things start going downhill. Viking trolls are biting their fingernails to the bone over the changes being made by the Packers. They know the chance they blew this past season was likely their only one for many years to come. Now, they’ve overspent on a quarterback they hope will play better than the Pro-Bowl caliber play they’ve enjoyed at that position for three straight years. Good luck with that. What are they expecting the difference to be? They don’t know. That’s how fearful they are of Rodgers and the Packers. The only reaction that ever occurs to their fans is insults and putdowns. That’s original.

    At least they won their Divisional “SuperBowls” over the Packers. They can wipe the backside of their hands across their foreheads and say “whew!” They can have another confetti parade when they hang another “attaboy” banner next year.

    They got that goin’ for ’em.

  8. Vikes didn’t fear Rodgers when he was healthy why would they now? Vikings defense played slow against the Eagles bit at least the Vikings have a defense which is something The Green Bay Rodgers haven’t had in years.

  9. Lotta fear coming out of the west….get your pot shots in now boys. When the season starts it’ll be a different story.

  10. It’s revealing that all the Rodgers bashers on this site would also criticize his emotional and sophisticated statement about a teammate who has been nothing but class. Jealousy shows its true colors.
    For those who believe Rodgers is paid too much, less assess his value vs. the amount Cousin’s compensation now eats up on the Vikings salary cap. They’ve got one year before starting to release key players.

  11. The multiple expressions of anger towards Rodgers from long suffering Viking trolls exposes their repressed fear. It all fits. It all makes sense.

    “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

    -Yoda

  12. Hard to find the words that #87 means to me…$10M is the best I can come up with. Thanks for your contribution bro. Enjoy your time with the Raiders.

  13. Jordy Nelson was a high school state champ in Kansas in track & field and most people never realize just how fast he was, probably because he is white. But in his day, he could out run most of the DB’s in the NFL and did so quite often after catching a pass.

    My favorite Jordy Nelson TD was in a game vs the Patriots in GB when it was tied in the 4th Qtr and Rodgers hit Jordy on a short slant and he simply outran Darrel Revis (in his prime) to the end zone.

  14. Nelson took first place in Kansas HS Div II, in 100, 200, 400, and long jump. I don’t care who you are or what Division or the fact it’s HS……..that’s pretty dang good.

  15. “To the idiots who post things a like a white boy Moss or white lightening”

    Some black players in the NFL called him White Lightning, so there is that.
    Life must be tough when everything is offensive to you.

  16. nelson’s legs couldn’t hold up to his old higher standard. That’s a wr’s bread & butter.
    aaron had experienced a couple of broken collarbones thus far. When he thinks he can make throws he used to but can’t; his new (pending) contract proves the pack got fleeced. Just ask Lord Favre about team loyalty in gb.

  17. Of the top Passer/Receiver passer ratings in the league with a minimum 250 attempts – Aaron to Jordy was #2 all time. Ironically, Aaron to Cobb is in the top 5 too. I didn’t see any Vikings or former Vikings in there… odd.

    Jordy will be missed, great player that still is pretty damned good. So good that a certain defensive squad decided, themselves, that they wouldn’t listen to their coach and just cover him 1:1, likely due to their racism – course we know how that ended. Toast of that defensive squad.

  18. Nelson took first place in Kansas HS Div II, in 100, 200, 400, and long jump. I don’t care who you are or what Division or the fact it’s HS……..that’s pretty dang good.

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    I wonder if Nelson ever won a men’s league basketball championship, because apparently that makes him an expert on being a professional athlete….

  19. Loved watching Rodgers to Nelson!!!!! Hopefully Reggie McKenzie brings in his old guy!

    -Raider fan

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