Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $39 million, including $14.2 million in guaranteed money.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has emerged as Aaron Rodgers’ top target over the past couple of years, and he was rewarded for his production with a new contract extension. The deal is worth $39 million over four years. This falls just under the $10 million Nelson had desired.
The contract also includes $14.2 million in guaranteed money and an $11.5 million signing bonus.
Nelson’s contract was set to expire following the 2014 season, but he has been too valuable to the Packers offense for them to let him walk.
The receiver has developed great chemistry with Rodgers, and he has totaled 3,322 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons.
NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Nelson’s extension through Twitter.
Packers and Jordy Nelson have struck a deal. It’s a 4-year extension worth $39M, source says. Huge. $14.2M guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2014
Now that the Packers have locked up Nelson, their next mission will be to give wide receiver Randall Cobb an extension since his is also set to expire in 2015.
If the Packers can agree to an extension with Cobb, they will have their starting receiver duo set for the next several years.