Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is looking to get paid $10 million a year in his new contract after it expires following the 2014 season.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has become of the top receivers in the NFL, and his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season.
Nelson had previously signed an extension with the Packers in 2011 that was worth roughly over $4 million per season. However, the receiver is now seeking $10 million a year.
Nelson’s coming out party came in Super Bowl 45 when he had nine catches for 140 yards and a touchdown reception. He then had his best season in 2011 with 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns.
His total numbers in the last three seasons have totaled 202 receptions, 3,322 yards and 30 touchdowns. This has allowed Nelson to gain leverage and compare his value with receivers such as Roddy White and Brandon Marshall, who have each signed extensions worth approximately $10 million a year.
It will be difficult for the former second-round pick to earn this kind of money though since fellow starting receiver Randall Cobb is also due for a new contract. The Packers are expected to work hard to re-sign both, but it will be a challenge since they only have just over $13 million in salary cap space.