The Packers have ensured another run at a Super Bowl as of Saturday, July 26th by giving Jordy Nelson a 4 year extension that comes with $39 Million reasons for him to be happy. His contract came with an $11.9 million signing bonus and a guarantee of $14.2 million.
Packers and Jordy Nelson have struck a deal. It’s a 4-year extension worth $39M, source says. Huge. $14.2M guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2014
“It’s the first day of camp, so you have all the energy you’re able to have,” said Nelson. “It was fun. I was excited to get it done. I think other guys were excited for me as well, which is always fun to see. You’re a little more at ease, knowing you don’t have to worry about anything and you can just go play football.”
Jordy Nelson was originally picked up by the Packers as a 2nd round pick in 2008. It took until 2011 for Nelson to get a real chance to show his potential. Since then, he’s been one of the leading receivers in the NFL. With his ability to use wideouts and make room on the sidelines, he’s a force to be reckoned with when it comes to making key grabs.
His teammates are excited about his extension as the Packers are a heavy passing team. Now that Nelson has his contract behind him, the Packers can focus on Randall Cobb, who is in the final year of his contract and was on pace to having a fantastic season before he broke his leg.
The Packers look strong going into preseason coming off a tough season of injuries from just about every key player on the Greenbay team. Clay Matthews is almost 100% after a broken thumb injury and Randall Cobb is healthy. The Packers should have their full team by the time regular season starts. They’re just waiting for rushers Nick Perry (foot and knee injury), Mike Neal (core) and lineman Letroy Guion (hamstring) to pass their physicals.