After an 11 year career, most of which spent in Green Bay, former Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is reportedly calling it a career.
Fellow Green Bay wide out James Jones posted on twitter on Wednesday that Nelson had made the decision to step away from football. Jones now works for the NFL Network, and played alongside Nelson for six seasons.
Nelson’s time with the Packers came to an end suddenly last offseason when he was released by the club. He later signed with the Oakland Raiders, where he played the final year of his NFL career.
Nelson undoubtedly left his mark on Packers history. His 69 touchdowns in the green and gold are second all time in franchise history. That includes one in the first quarter of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV win against the Steelers. He also finished his career third in receptions.
As for his best single season, it may be hard to pass 2016. After returning from a torn ACL that cost him all of the 2015 campaign, Nelson caught 14 touchdowns and racked up 1,257 yards. That performance earned in the Comeback Player of the Year Award.
A fan favorite in Green Bay, Nelson was active in the local community. Most notably taking over the charity softball game from Donald Driver back in 2014. Proceeds went mostly to Young Life Green Bay, a charity benefiting local kids during his time as the face of the event.