Jordy Nelson stepped up to the podium after one of the best performances of his career and stated, “I’m going to hate this, so go ahead.”
“I’m going to hate this, so go ahead.”
Those are words that the NFL have probably never heard coming from an elite wide receiver. A position that is usually as much about mouth as it is skill. This separates Nelson from the rest of the pack and could potentially be the root cause of why he may ultimately be the most underrated player in the NFL today.
Nelson was no doubt the MVP of Sunday’s amazing come-from-behind victory against the New York Jets. Targeted 16 times, he hauled in 9 receptions for 209 yards and 1 touchdown.
The receiver from Kansas State who has evolved into the main target for Aaron Rodgers broke the game open with an 80-yard touchdown. Nelson covered most of the 80 yards after the catch. His speed was the main showcase as he beat two Jets defenders on the way to the end zone.
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Wide receivers aren’t typical annual mentions for MVP. You have your Calvin Johnsons who sneak into the category but usually fall short to the top quarterbacks.
Through two games Nelson has compiled 18 receptions, 292 yards and 1 touchdown. At that pace or anything similar to it, Nelson could very well wiggle his way into the conversation.
Nelson has also been targeted by former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers a whopping 30 times!
No Packer had ever had three straight games of nine catches since 1942 when the great Don Hutson was reeling them in. Nelson’s 209 yards were also the most since 1996 and the great speedster Don Beebe flashed the green and packer gold.
Jordy Nelson will not make headlines with his mouth. You will never see a Nelson touchdown celebration under the microscope or being beat-to-death on ESPN’s Sports Nation.
This may be the ultimate factor to why every kid in America isn’t rushing to the store to buy a Jordy Nelson jersey.
Nelson is a superstar in this league that people need to recognize. As a player he is one-of-the-best, as a citizen and a representative of a worldwide company which is idolized by children of every age, he is even better.
Since hauling in 9 receptions for 140 yards during Super Bowl 45, Nelson has become the staple at receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
Jordy Nelson makes a reception against the 49ers in last year’s playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Nelson was given a four-year, $39 million extension following his 85 receptions, 1,314 yards and 8 touchdowns during the 2013 NFL season.
Jordy Nelson is one of the premier receivers in all of the NFL. He continues to go out every game day and go above-and-beyond to prove this. Unlike most receivers you will never hear a selfish remark come from his mouth. Nelson is instead focused on the “team..
I would like to hear how Packer fans and other fans around the NFL view Jordy Nelson.
Please feel free to weigh in using the comments section below as to where you rate Nelson among the elite receivers in the NFL today and also, why do you believe Nelson is still an undervalued player outside of Packers News?