On Tuesday, August 4, 2019, former Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson has made his decision to officially retire with the Packers.
.@JordyRNelson officially retires as a member of the Green Bay Packers!
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 4, 2019
Nelson played ten seasons with the Packers after being selected with the 36th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State. The accomplishments he achieved will have him go down as one of the greatest receivers in franchise history, as he played in 136 regular-season games, ranked third in receptions (550), fifth in receiving yards (7,848), second in touchdowns (69), first in playoff receptions (54), fourth in playoff receiving yards (688) and tied for third in playoff receiving touchdowns (five). Nelson has also reached the Pro Bowl and was named to the second-team All-Pro for his 2014 season. Then after Nelson suffered a season-ending knee injury back in 2015, he became the first Packers player to ever win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Lastly, but most importantly, Nelson led the Packers with nine receptions for 140 yards and a TD in winning Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jordy Nelson touchdown in Superbowl 45 pic.twitter.com/G6kD5lmSbp
— The Kansas State Fan (@Thekstatefan) March 27, 2019
On behalf of all Packers fans everywhere, I would like to thank Jordy Nelson on a tremendous career and for all the great memories. We enjoyed watching a kid from Manhattan, Kansas put on a show every Sunday and represent the green and gold the right way off the field. The memories you left behind will always be cherished forever. From spinning the ball with Aaron Rodgers in pregame to ripping the hearts out of the Chicago Bears, Packer nation was lucky to have you.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 29, 2017
You showed what hard work and dedication was to your teammates and the fans. Not to mention, you showed what it means to be a role model by impacting the community with your charity softball games and helping out the state of Wisconsin and other people.
Photo Credit: June 03, 2017; Paul Heling, WTAQ 97.5 FM & 1360 AM
Thank you, Jordy, for all the catches, touchdowns, wins, smiles and memories. You will go down as a Packers legend for life. We wish you the best in retirement and hope to see you succeed in anything you do. We will miss you!