5 greatest Packers wide receivers in Aaron Rodgers era

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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2. Jordy Nelson

  • Years with Packers: 2008-17

  • Receiving yards with Packers: 7,848

  • Receiving touchdowns with Packers: 69

After the career Jordy Nelson had and his connection with Aaron Rodgers, it’s quite incredible he doesn’t top this list.

At their best, the Aaron Rodgers-to-Jordy Nelson connection was unstoppable. Defenses knew what was coming but could do absolutely nothing about it.

Rodgers drops back. Play-action pass. He fires deep downfield to a wide-open Jordy Nelson. A work of art.

Nelson ranks sixth in franchise history for receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns. He enjoyed four 1,000-yard campaigns in Green Bay and three years of double-digit receiving touchdowns.

He caught a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl to help Green Bay defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.

Nelson made his first Pro Bowl and was named a second-team All-Pro in 2014 after catching 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

After losing the entire 2015 season to a torn ACL, many wondered whether Nelson would ever rediscover his best form. In 2016, he led the league in receiving touchdowns and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

With his crisp route-running, speed to stretch defenses, and telepathic connection with Rodgers, Nelson was almost impossible to stop.

Nelson isn’t just one of the best receivers in the Rodgers era, but an all-time Packers great.