It may not revenge, but it's surely close.
Now that the Green Bay Packers made wide receiver Jordy Nelson a former Cheesehead, he's out to prove folks wrong in 2018 and beyond. When we say “folks,” we mean the Packers, as he revealed while on the Wilde & Tausch Show on Monday.
“I think the number was part of it, but also the conversation I had in the meeting,” Nelson told the Wilde & Tausch Show. “I met with Brian and had a discussion because I had to get a feel for not just the pay cut but what their plans were going forward. After that meeting, there wasn't, I don't think, much desire there. I think with the combination of both, we decided what was best for myself and my family [just] as they decided what was best for them and the Packers.”
Nelson, 33, is a nine-year veteran of the league who's outperformed every bit of his second-round selection back in 2008. He teamed with legend Aaron Rodgers for historic numbers. All told, Nelson's hauled in 550 balls for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns in 136 total games played.
The problem comes when realizing his production has slipped significantly since he missed the entire 2015 season via an ACL.
His 2016 season was more of the same Nelson-goodness fans expect, but a year ago he managed just 482 yards and six scores on 53 receptions—albeit, Rodgers missed more than half of the season.
These days, it's Jimmy Graham in Title Town and Jordy Nelson in the Bay Area and we know at least one of them is super motivated to prove his former franchise wrong.