By Nick Freimuth
Jordy Nelson is undeniably Aaron Rodgers top target and has been for six of his ten years in Green Bay. Since 2008 when Jordy Nelson entered the league he has had his ups and downs. Including a season ending ACL tear in the pre-season of 2015 and a NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2016.
Sunday at Lambeau Field #87 became only the fourth player in Green Bay Packers history to register 500 career receptions. He joined James Lofton (503), Sterling Sharpe (595) and Donald Driver (743) as the only players to ever eclipse 500. It took Sharpe just seven seasons to compile 595 receptions. Driver played 14 years in the green and gold landing at number one on the list. Lofton snared 530 receptions in nine seasons.
The Manhattan, Kansas product ranks fifth in receiving yards, third in touchdown receptions (63) and third in 100-yard receiving games (25). Nelson has a chance to land atop just about every Packers regular season receiving record by the end of his career. Nelson was quoted this pre-season stating he believes he has four years left to make his mark in the NFL.
The post-season is when Jordy Nelson seems to be at his very best. He is the all-time leader in playoff receptions in the history of the Green Bay Packers with 54. Nelson also joined Greg Jennings in 2010 by hauling in 21 catches in a single post season; also tops in team history.
His impact on the field has been incredible, however it is his mild mannered, humble and kind demeanor that has etched himself as a fan favorite forever in Titletown. He has also endeared himself to the fans by hosting the annual Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game at Fox Cities Stadium the last three years.
A great player and great man wears number 87 for the Green Bay Packers. Jordy Nelson has time to quite possibly become the best wide receiver in the history of the Green Bay Packers if his production continues at his current pace for the next four-plus seasons.