A Green Bay Packers staple and one of Aaron Rodgers’ go-to-guy’s, Jordy Nelson, has officially retired from the NFL.
Nelson, who is 33, recently played for the Raiders and had a season that was slighting disappointing compared to the NFL run he had since 2008. NFL Networks James Jones, and former teammate, announced it on Wednesday morning.
?After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) March 27, 2019
Jordy Nelson officially retires from the NFL after 10 years per @89JonesNTAF pic.twitter.com/ok0rOBD4bG
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) March 27, 2019
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Nelson entered the league as a second-round pick out of Kansas State with Green Bay, where he produced four 1,000-yard receiving seasons (2011, 2013-14, 2016). He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2014 and helped the Packers win Super Bowl XLV.