Jordy Nelson retires as a Packer

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One of Green Bay’s most popular players is ending his career where it began.

Jordy Nelson officially retired as a Packer today, the team announced.

The Packers selected Nelson in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft and he spent a decade in Green Bay. He was a Pro Bowler in 2014 and then, after missing the entire 2015 season with a knee injury, won the league’s Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2016.

Nelson played 13 postseason games with the Packers and is the franchise postseason leader with 54 catches. One of the biggest games of his career came in Super Bowl XLV, when he caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Steelers.

18 responses to “Jordy Nelson retires as a Packer

  1. Embarrassing. But no one kicks them to the curb like the Green Bay Packers.

  2. What a great day for Jordy Nelson and his family, ending his career officially as it started.
    Ever the Pro’s Pro, Jordy embodied what it truly means to be a Green Bay Packer and a Super Bowl Champion.

    Workman like attitude, with elite and deceptive speed, amazing hands and sideline awareness.
    It was truly a privilege to watch him grow from his rookie season into one of the league’s best premier receivers.

    I certainly hope he enjoys this moment, this day, as he’s definitely earned it.
    I wish Jordy and his family well in their future endeavors and I look forward to their return to their adoptive home in the near future.

  3. very fitting. As a Vikings fan, I have a of of respect for his ability and his effort. He was a big part of the Packers offense. Enjoy retirement.

  4. As a Bears fan I respect him and what he has done. I wonder if the Pack will have a decent WR core for #12 this year. They havent really had anybody develop.

  5. There is a rumor that Jordy will be in TitleTown on Tuesday.

    Will be great to see ‘White Lightning’

    I think this retirement ups the value of my autographed Jordy Nelson helmet and rookie card significantly.😉

    Congrats again Jordy!

    #APackerForever👏

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  6. What an amazing player and an even better individual.
    This is a great moment shared by both the player and the organization, and of course, the fans.

    Jordy Nelson blossomed in Green Bay into one of the best receivers in the game.
    It was pure magic watching him and Aaron Rodgers working a defense.
    And what a fantastic Super Bowl performance, picking up the slack for an injured Donald Driver.
    It may, quite possibly be his longest lasting legacy as a professional football player.

    Jordy Nelson, in retirement, is now sewn into the fabric of the fabulous and historic tapestry known as the Green Bay Packers, and he’ll always have a welcoming home here in Titletown.
    Where Champions live forever.

  7. Embarrassing. But no one kicks them to the curb like the Green Bay Packers.
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    Your posts are embarrassing….

  8. Set the timer for how long before Nelson high-tails it out of Green Bay after the ceremony is over.
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    It’s like you and ole jd have a bet going to see who can say the dumbest thing on a Packer story. It’s tied right now fyi.

  9. Jordy leaves the game with the unquestioned legacy of a champion, and his Superbowl ring will no doubt spur stories of his exploits for generations to come.

    It truly is, better football, for better people.

  10. Once again the Purple trolls embarrassing themselves. Great player, great Packer. Reality is teams move on all the time, but Champions are united and linked forever. Class organization and class act player.

  11. Putting all competitive feelings aside for the Packers, Jordy is an A #1 player and person.
    He is one of the true good guys of the game and I find it pretty distasteful to troll the packers or any one of its players on this thread. I don’t know if he will ever make the Pro Football HOF as a Player but they need to have an annual category as a PERSON, Jordy would be a 1st year inductee. Thanks for the pleasure of watching you play.

  12. Nelson high-tails it out of Green Bay after the ceremony is over.

    You mean like how the great Brett Favre left Minnesota ? He’s been back in Wisconsin numerous times..he hasnt even flown over Minnesota.

  13. cobaltdriver says:
    August 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm
    Nelson high-tails it out of Green Bay after the ceremony is over.

    You mean like how the great Brett Favre left Minnesota ? He’s been back in Wisconsin numerous times..he hasnt even flown over Minnesota.
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    So that was a hologram when he and John Randle were hanging out in Minneapolis?

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