The Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson have been working on a contract extension for quite some time, however, there hasn’t been much progress made – at least from a public standpoint. Given that, it’s not known how close the two may be to actually agreeing on a deal.
However, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the two sides have mutual interest in getting something done and the hope is such a deal will be agreed upon ‘sooner than later‘.
Re-signing would be the smart move for Nelson, who not only as made a home with the Green Bay Packers organization but is their top threat and has the luxury of Aaron Rodgers throwing to him. As for the Packers, they need to complete other deals as well, so the quicker than can extend Jordy Nelson’s contract the better as they can then move on to talent like Randall Cobb, who also is in need of a new deal.
There hasn’t been much indication suggesting that Nelson has any interest in leaving the Packers (at least not at this point) so it appears the stalemate between the two sides is simply over money, likely the guaranteed portions. The Packers know they have to keep their books open and Nelson, understandably wants to be paid like a top wide receiver.
It should be noted that Demovsky also notes that despite the Green Bay Packers drafting three wideouts, the move was made to reinforce their depth from losing talents like Donald Driver and James Jones – not as replacements for Nelson.