For those of us who have been calling for the Packers to get a long-term deal done with Jordy Nelson, the team’s no.1 wide receiver, it looks like our call has been answered as ESPN’s Adam Caplan is reporting that Nelson and the Packers are currently discussing a deal to keep Nelson in Green Bay for the foreseeable future.
Conversations have been ongoing between the #Packers and the representative for Jordy Nelson, but there’s no timetable to get a deal done.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 22, 2014
Of course, if you are familiar with the way the Packers operate, this should not come as much of a surprise but it is still good to hear, considering the team may soon lose both James Jones and Jermichael Finley to unrestricted free agency.
There has been a lot of talk surrounding the possible departure of both Jones and Finley but with Nelson and three-year veteran Randall Cobb both headed for free agency next offseason, the Packers have clearly put a priority on getting deals completed with them before they get close to free agency.
Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson has rarely spent big money on free agency but has never been afraid to pay his own players and after Nelson has averaged more than 1,110 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past three seasons, he has definitely earned his payday from Thompson and the Packers.