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Jordy Nelson

31-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Green Bay Packers

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Who knew Nelson was the league's MVP? With Nelson tearing his ACL last August, QB Aaron Rodgers' alI-time great numbers cratered ó his YPA went from 8.4 in 2014 to 6.7 last year, and the Packers' offe...

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2016 ADP:  27.48

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STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 217   DOB: 5/31/1985
College: Kansas State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Jordy Nelson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $39 million extension with the Packers in July of 2014. The deal includes $14.2 million in guaranteed money, with $11.5 million of that coming from a signing bonus.

June 2, 2016  –  Jordy Nelson News

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Nelson (knee) won't participate in 11-on-11 activities until training camp, even though he said he would be able to play in a game if the Packers had one this weekend, Rob Demovsky of reports.

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Jordy Nelson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 23 16 33 366 2 54 11.1 6.8 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 24 13 22 320 2 31 14.5 10.3 5 1 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 25 GB 16 45 582 2 64 12.9 9.1 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 496 0 0 0 3 3
2011 26 GB 16 68 1263 15 96 18.6 13.2 19 7 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 GB 12 49 745 7 73 15.2 10.2 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 GB 16 85 1314 8 127 15.5 10.3 19 3 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 GB 16 98 1519 13 151 15.5 10.1 19 8 7 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jordy Nelson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 23 16 3.0 5.1 4.1 2 23 5 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 24 13 3.4 5.1 4.2 2 25 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 GB 16 4.4 7.2 5.8 3 36 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 GB 16 13.5 17.8 15.6 4 79 13 8 4 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 GB 12 9.7 13.8 11.8 4 62 12 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 GB 16 11.2 16.5 13.9 5 82 19 10 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 GB 16 14.4 20.5 17.4 6 95 28 15 5 0 0 0 0 0
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Offensive Snaps in 2015

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

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Year Off ST
2013 1006 6
2014 959 4
Jordy Nelson 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Chi
2 Sea
3 KC
4 @SF
5 StL
6 SD
7 @Den
8 @Car
9 Det
10 @Min
11 Chi
12 @Det
13 Dal
14 @Oak
15 @Ari
16 Min
17 @Was
Playoffs @Ari

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jordy Nelson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 3"
Weight:   217 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.35 sec
Cone Drill:   7.03 sec
Arm Length:   32.50 in
Hand Length:   10.00 in
Vertical Jump:   31 in
Broad Jump:   123 in
Bench Press
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Jordy Nelson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nelson (knee) remains limited at OTAs, according to Packers reporter Jason Wilde.

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Nelson is doing individual work - running routes and catching passes - though presumably not at full speed. Having suffered his torn ACL last preseason, he may be ready for full participation at some point in camp. First, he'll need to prove that he can make sharp cuts while running at full speed. Nelson remains on track for Week 1.
Nelson (knee) participated in the first day of the Packers' offseason program Monday, and afterward assessed his rehab program by saying, "We're right where we want to be."

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Nelson characteristically didn't make any proclamations on when he'll be 100 percent, but it's telling that he reported no "mental blocks" or worries about losing a step after going through Monday's workout. Following the torn ACL suffered last preseason, all indications suggest that he's been recovering with great progress, shedding positive light on his outlook ahead of Week 1. Nonetheless, Nelson's involvement will have to be monitored throughout the build-up to this season, and onlookers should expect the Packers to take every precaution necessary with their star wideout.
Nelson (knee) expects to receive clearance to run pass routes in the next two weeks, reports. On Thursday, the wide receiver said, "I'm 100 percent of what the doctor will let me do. The rest is unknown, but we're right where we want to be and will continue to progress once we get back to Green Bay in a week and a half."

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Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doesn't expect Nelson (knee) to have any limitations at training camp, Rob Demovsky of reports.

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Nelson (knee) has been running at full speed for weeks, evidencing his impressive progress since tearing his ACL in August, reports.

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During Monday's media session, head coach Mike McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of that Nelson (knee) will "come back better than ever. He's so far ahead of the rehab."

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Since Nelson suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the preseason, he was only seen on the Packers' sideline during the recently concluded season. Following confirmation from McCarthy that Nelson's recovery is progressing well, the wide receiver seems on pace to be ready for training camp. However, Nelson turns 31 in May, so it's a legitimate question to wonder if he'll regain the explosiveness that was sorely missing from Green Bay's receiving corps in 2015.

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The league's most efficient per-play receiver for half a decade, Nelson finally saw heavy volume last year and did not disappoint; he finished as the No. 2 fantasy receiver behind only Antonio Brown, maintained his elite per-target average (10.1 yards, 2nd) and was second in the NFL in catches of 40 or more yards (8), behind only DeSean Jackson. At 6-3, 217, with 4.51 speed, Nelson profiles as a typical No. 1 NFL receiver, but it's his rapport with league MVP Aaron Rodgers that sets him apart. Rodgers looks for Nelson deep downfield and also in the red zone (28 targets, 3rd) and near the goal line (15 targets inside the 10, 4th), often on perfectly timed back-shoulder throws. Despite running deeper routes (15.5 YPC), Nelson caught 65 percent of the balls thrown his way and dropped only four of his 151 targets. Alas, a serious right injury ended his 2015 campaign in August, which opens the door for Davante Adams to see added looks in the Green Bay offense.


After an otherworldly showing in 2011 and an injury-riddled 2012, Nelson consolidated his breakout in 2013 even though quarterback Rodgers missed nearly half the season. Nelson posted his usual elite per-play numbers (10.3 YPT, 3rd) and had 19 catches of 20-yards or more on only 127 targets. he also saw his share of work in the red zone (19 targets) and inside the 10 (10). At 6-3, 217 and with 4.51 speed, Nelson profiles like most of the other top receivers on the board, and he benefits from his uncanny rapport with Rodgers, the leagueís most efficient quarterback. In fact, if you take the eight games where both Nelson and Rodgers were healthy, Nelsonís line was 49-810-7, numbers that prorate to 98-1620-14 on 11.6 YPT, a mark that would have easily led the league. Even in Nelsonís 12-game 2012, he averaged 10.2 YPT and scored seven times. Toss in his 15-TD, 13.2 YPT (the highest mark in the last 10 years at least) in 2011, and the Nelson-Rodgers combo has been the gold standard in per-play efficiency the last three years. While Randall Cobb should be healthy again, and Eddie Lacy will no doubt see plenty of work near the goal line, Nelson should continue to be the teamís primary downfield weapon, and Rodgersí top target in the red zone.


Of course, Nelson was going to regress from a historically efficient season of 13.2 YPT. And he did Ė to a merely elite 10.2. Nelson had only 73 targets, thanks to ankle, foot and hamstring injuries costing him the better part of five games. When healthy, Nelson saw 12 red-zone targets, converting four, and struck for four catches of 40-plus yards. At 6-3, 217, Nelson has excellent size and decent speed, and Aaron Rodgers often looks to him for the downfield strike. With Greg Jennings now in Minnesota, Nelson will split the receiving targets with Randall Cobb, James Jones and tight end Jermichael Finley, but as always in Green Bay thereís enough opportunity for everyone. Nelson had a procedure done his knee in July that was performed to clear up a lingering problem, with the expectation being that he'll be ready to go in Week 1.


The big-play receiver in one of the most prolific offenses in recent memory, Nelson averaged an ungodly 13.2 YPT, easily the most by any 90-target receiver in the last decade. Itís simply unheard of for a receiver to average 18.6 YPC and catch 71 percent of the balls thrown his way. Nelson had seven catches of 40-plus yards (tied for 3rd) and scored 15 touchdowns, second among all wide receivers, despite seeing just 96 targets. It helps that Nelson is 6-3, 217, with good speed and that Aaron Rodgers has a cannon for an arm and can buy time on broken plays. It also helped that Nelson saw 10 targets from inside the 10 (5th) and five targets from inside the five (5th). While Nelson is still a strong option in one of the leagueís top offenses, there will almost certainly be regression to the mean Ė even if itís still a strong 11 yards per target and a touchdown every 10 targets instead of every six. As such, a sharp increase in volume would be necessary to sustain last yearís numbers, something thatís not too likely with so much talent on the team, and Rodgers willing to throw to whoever is open.


Nelson was one of the Packersí four main receivers last year and could very well be one their top-two in 2011, thanks to a huge game in the Super Bowl and the decline of Donald Driver. Of course, despite Nelson's nine catches for 140 yards and a score in the big game, he dropped three passes (two of which were admittedly tough catches). Still, Nelson was easily the team's best per-play receiver other than Greg Jennings last year with 9.1 YPT. At 6-3, 217, Nelson's got plenty of size and good speed, and clearly Aaron Rodgers trusted him enough to target him 15 times in the biggest game of their lives. There's upside here if Nelson's role grows.


Nelson will continue to return some kicks and compete for the third WR spot.


Nelson will be in a training camp battle with James Jones for the No. 3 receiver spot in Green Bayís pass-friendly offense, although the end result may likely be a rotation between the two players. Once Donald Driver leaves, there will be an opening for either Jones or Nelson to become a starter, but Driver is still productive at age 34 and will keep the two youngsters on the bench for at least another season. Donít expect a huge increase from Nelsonís 2008 totals (33 catches, 366 yards, two touchdowns).


Nelson was taken in the second round of the 2008 draft and will need to fight for playing time in a crowded wide receiver group. It's hard to imagine him getting much playing time this season unless there are a series of injuries in front of him, but he has a bright future.