Jordy Nelson will sign a one-day deal to retire with Packers

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Receiver Jordy Nelson announced his retirement March 27, two weeks after the Raiders released him. Nelson, though, wants to retire with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2008 draft.

Nelson told Melissa Brunner of WIBW that he plans to return to Green Bay in August to sign a one-day contract with the Packers.

Nelson spent 10 of his 11 NFL seasons with the Packers, finishing last season in Oakland. He made 63 catches for 739 yards and three touchdowns in 2018.

For his career, Nelson made 613 catches for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns. He earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2014 and Comeback Player of the Year in 2016 and won a Super Bowl XLV ring.

45 responses to “Jordy Nelson will sign a one-day deal to retire with Packers

  1. would like to see him take full advantage of the 1 day contract. you know like go to the facility get a mean pump in, get some rehab, use the sauna and then at closing time just be done lol

  2. Good for him.

    I remember when Ike Bruce signed with the 49ers.

    Made me so mad.

    But business is business.

    Nelson is a Packer!

  3. Nelson told Melissa Brunner of WIBW that he plans to return to Green Bay in August to sign a one-day contract with the Packers…then beat it out of town the very next day if not sooner.

  4. Jordy Nelson was a Packer, is a Packer, and will always be a Packer. He is one of those players who played great but often flew under the radar because he was not a me-me player.
    Enjoy a long, happy retirement, Jordy. I wish the Packers had 53 Jordy Nelsons.

  5. Ahh sign him to a long term deal. They got losers for wide receivers that can’t catch or get injured.

  6. When a guy like this retires after a long career, it would be nice to see his total earnings along with all his stats. It would be interesting to see what the NFL has paid out to a guy like Jordy Nelson.

  7. Best wishes to him but never understood these 1-day contracts – what, like it makes everyone magically forget he ever spent his final year elsewhere? Or that the Pack wouldn’t pay him?

  8. Wish he would wait one more year to officially retire. If a Packers WR suffers a season ending injury, Jordy would be an ideal free agent signing to fill the roster spot. But as long as he’s doing what’s best for him, I support the decision. Once a Packer, always a Packer.

  9. For those who don’t understand why people sign one day contracts? Because they want to. Players have loyalties to teams. They want to retire with that team. You may not understand but what different does it make? He wants to and the fan base loves it. One word: Legacy.

  10. Wouldn’t be surprised if he laced them up again if someone gets hurt in camp. He’s still got to be worth more than vet minimum no?

  11. Great Ted Thompson pick. Excellent player. Wonderful person. Pretty close to being a Bart Starr sort of individual. I know he’ll always cherish that ring while he spends the rest of his life farming.

  12. See you at the induction to the Packers Hall of Fame, Jordy.

    He is a helluva man. His parents should be proud.

  13. charliecharger says:
    When a guy like this retires after a long career, it would be nice to see his total earnings
    You can do that at…….. Jordy made just short of $57 million.

  14. Vikings offered the same honor for their highest-selected draft choice ever – Troy Williamson.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    April 24, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Why do players who weren’t that great think they’re good enough to “sign” again just to retire with the team?

    So lame.

    Just retire and be quiet. You don’t need to sign to retire. So gimmicky.

  16. I dont understand why? He had a good career, but I think these one day deals should be reserved for future Hall of Fame’ers. Or at least players that would be in consideration for the Hall of Fame.

  17. White Lightning, is coming home. We all knew this was going to happen, he’s one of the all time franchise receiving leaders. He’s going to be enshrined in the Packers HOF and there was never any doubt he was going to retire in G&G. Welcome home, Jordy Nelson. We’ve missed you.

  18. Of course Jordy is going to retire as a Packer. There was never any question as to whether he would.

    John Kuhn retired from the NFL and did it as a Packer in March. Kuhn is back with the team as a sports analyst and contributes content to the teams digital broadcast team.

    I could see Jordy coming back to the team as well in some capacity.


  19. For 11 seasons, Jordy Nelson was one of the classiest players in the NFL.
    He was the epitome of what it truly means to be a Green Bay Packer.

    A great route runner, soft, sure hands, and a touchdown machine.
    A locker room leader, who was sorely missed last season, and of course, a Super Bowl Champion.

    Wishing him and his family well as they embark on their future endeavors in retirement, and looking forward to the formality of the one day contract this August, so we can all have a chance to celebrate his great illustrious career one more time.
    Though I’m quite sure he already realizes this, Jordy will always be welcome in his 2nd home of Green Bay Wisconsin.

  20. Jordy can retire as a Super Bowl champion, having been a standout for the best franchise in the sport.

    He can look back on his career knowing it was worthwhile, unlike Diggs and Thielen, who will put up a nice, albeit hollow, effort.

  21. It’s always extremely humbling when a former great player chooses to pay tribute to the organization, teammates and community this way. This is the kind of thing that is much more likely to happen when you’re the most successful franchise in NFL history.

  22. I surely hope management doesn’t try to fleece him with the fake stock bit and try to rob him blind like they did to the late ron wolf.

  23. billswilldefinitelymove says:
    June 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm
    He’ll be remembered as a raider not a packer

    I think you mean more people remember Randy Moss as a Raider than a Viking.

  24. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 3, 2019 at 8:04 pm
    Nelson told Melissa Brunner of WIBW that he plans to return to Green Bay in August to sign a one-day contract with the Packers…then beat it out of town the very next day if not sooner.

    Fake fight-picking News.

  25. He can also probably play any position on OL better than any of the current Vikings garbage roster.

    But he doesn’t want to taint his legacy by playing with such a historical loser.

  26. I don’t know who it was that made the comment; that is now deleted; about Bart Starr announcing Nelson’s retirement and then laughing about it, but you are a terrible person. Bart Starr was a legend and his passing is not something to take lightly. Also, Jordy Nelson is one of the Franchise’s all time receiving leaders and he will for sure be enshrined in the Packers HOF. Tread lightly with your words.

  27. Kcarpenter, I saw the earlier comment, too, and I completely understand your anger.

    Unfortunately, it’s exactly what I’ve come to expect from the Barneys.
    They can be downright disgusting at times with the way they gleefully revel in the pain, injuries and deaths of former and current Packer players.
    I’ve literally seen it on here dozens of times.

    All you can really do is just try and ignore them and understand that their hatred and childish outbursts are borne out of frustration and their own twisted self loathing.

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