Today, former Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson returns home.
Nelson, who played 10 seasons in the Green & Gold signed a one-day contract with the team to retire a Packer.
Jordy was a second round pick (No. 36 overall) by the Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State. Nelson was so productive during his time in Green Bay that he will surely enter into the Packers Hall of Fame. He currently ranks second in touchdown receptions with 69, third in franchise history in receptions with 550, third in 100-yard receiving games with 25, and fifth in receiving yards with 7,848. One state that stands out and is quite impressive is, Jordy is the only player in team history to record three sesons of 13-plus touchdown receptions. This is an incredible feat and goes not only to his talent but his and Aaron Rodgers ability to know each other so well and the chemistry they had.
During his career, Nelson posted 1,250-plus receiving yards and 13-plus touchdown catches in the same season three times in his career (2011, 2014, 2016), which is the fourth most in NFL history behind Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice (six), Randy Moss (five) and Terrell Owens (four).
Jordy exemplified what it meant to not only be a teammate but a Green Bay Packer.
While the Packers hold a joint practice with the Houston Texans on the field, off the field, the team will be celebrating the career of one of the best wide receivers to ever play for the organization.
Congratulations Jordy, you deserve it. Thank you for all you did for the community and the Green Bay Packers.
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag