Jordy Nelson – Pro Bowl Snub

The Pro Bowl is the recognition of the NFL’s best players coming together and competing as NFC’s best players against AFC’s best players. Jordy Nelson without a doubt had a pro bowl season. He came into the new 2016-2017 season with high expectations. Coming off of a season ending ACL injury from the year before. He proved why he is Aaron Rodgers’s go-to guy. He stayed healthy and finished the year 6th in receiving yards with 1,257 (4th NFC), 5th in receptions with 97 (3rd in NFC), and 1st in receiving touchdowns with 14 (1st in NFC). He was one of the best players that didn’t get selected to start. He was selected as the 1st alternate instead. The wide receivers that were selected over Jordy were Julio Jones (Now Dez Bryant), Mike Evans and Larry Fitzgerald (Now Doug Baldwin) and Odell Beckham Jr..  Without a doubt all 4 of these talented Wide Receivers had a great season, but it’s no secret that Larry Fitzgerald is the odd man out of the young group. Larry led the league in receptions with 107, but is tied for last with an injured Julio Jones ( who played only14 Games)  for Receiving Touchdowns with 6. The pro bowl isn’t a huge deal, but it is nice to see your favorite players get picked and get the recognition.

Anyone who knows football knows that a ACL injury is a big deal. It takes a special kind of person to try and come back from this injury. Watching some of the games in the beginning of the season you can tell that Jordy was still not 100%. He missed the whole 2015-2016 season causing for the chemistry issues between Jordy and Rodgers. Jordy had one of the best seasons in his career and was coming off a terrible injury. The last person to come back from an ACL Injury and have a season like Jordy was Jeremy Maclin who suffered a ACL tear in the preseason of 2013 Maclin had the best season of his career the season after his injury.

Jordy Nelson was 3 receptions shy of being the 5th player EVER in NFL history to have 100 receptions, 1200 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns in a single season. He would join Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Marvin Harrison, and Jerry Rice. Aaron and Jordy have always had great chemistry together. No one in the league can compete with their 58 touchdown connections.  I’m not saying that Aaron and Jordy are on Joe Montana and Jerry Rice’s level but they are one of the league’s best QB-WR combo.  Although the Pro Bowl is an entertaining event, everyone knows that no one wants to get injured in the game. So as a fan, you can’t be mad that he won’t be participating and can now recover from his injury.  Jordy Nelson has many more pro bowl’s in his future.



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