Green Bay, WI, United States (4E Sports) – The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a four-year contract extension reportedly worth $39 million with an $11.5 million signing bonus.
“It’s exciting, obviously it’s something everyone wants to get done, especially like I said a while back about training camp,” Nelson said. “My wife and I are excited to be here, and hopefully I’ll be able to finish my career here, finish this out and be done.”
“Jordy’s hard work and dedication has made him a good player, teammate and a core member of this team,” Packers general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement. “We are pleased to come to an agreement that will extend his Packers career.”
The 29-year-old Nelson had the most productive season of his career in 2013, recording 85 catches for 1,314 yards — both career highs — and eight touchdowns.
In his six-year career – all with the Packers — Nelson has 4,590 receiving yards and 36 touchdown catches. He was scheduled to make approximately $3.5 million in 2014 — the final year of his previous contract with Green Bay.
“Jordy Nelson is an outstanding football player and a great ambassador for the Green Bay Packers,” said coach Mike McCarthy. “Obviously an excellent family man. It’s something that everybody’s excited about and [I'm] glad to see Jordy will be here for some time.”