Jordy Nelson agrees to four-year extension with Packers
Jordy Nelson accepts his award from the Packers Hall of Fame. Image by TMJ4
On Saturday morning, Jordy Nelson was doing this at Packers training camp:
Rodgers to Nelson for a 41-yard TD in no huddle.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 26, 2014
Meanwhile, his agent was pretty busy talking to the Packers, as well:
Packers and Jordy Nelson have struck a deal. It’s a 4-year extension worth $39M, source says. Huge. $14.2M guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2014
#Packers WR Jordy Nelson averages $9.76M on his new deal, which is a large upgrade. He gets an $11.5M signing bonus. Well-deserved— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2014
Here's what general manager Ted Thompson had to say about the deal, according to a team press release:
"Jordy’s hard work and dedication has made him a good player, teammate and a core member of this team. We are pleased to come to an agreement that will extend his Packers career."
"Jordy Nelson is an outstanding football player and great ambassador for the Packers," McCarthy said after Saturday's practice. "It's something everybody is excited about. I'm glad to see Jordy will be here for some time. Just made aware of it. I think Jordy is so consistent. He shows up each and every day, performs at a high level consistently. He's the ultimate pro."
Next on Thompson's list of players to extend is likely fellow wide receiver Randall Cobb, whose rookie contract is up after this season. McCarthy commented on Cobb's contract situation after Saturday's practice.
""Every coach wants his core guys, no doubt about it," McCarthy said, adding, "If I was in charge of the player checkbook, we'd be way over budget a long time ago."