Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is a fan favorite of the Packers and a favorite target of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Nelson’s outstanding season has landed him a cover story in Sports Illustrated.
Tim Layden takes a look at Nelson’s back story, analyzing his outstanding numbers and gives fair-warning to the New England Patriots. The corn-fed kid that the Packers imported from the Heartland to the Dairyland is the NFL’s most dangerous deep threat. In his eyes, this season’s biggest game is an easy, and obvious call: bet the farm on Green Bay.
“Jordy is a hardworking farm boy. His physical skill set is second to none, but he’s smart, he works at his craft, he studies the game. He’s a hardworking farm boy in his life, and he’s hardworking farm boy on the field.” (Greg Jennings, former Packers and current Vikings receiver)
“First, great strength and combative hand technique to get off the line of scrimmage. Second, he’s fast. They underestimate him…Seriously, a lot of it has to do with the fact that guys look at him and say, ‘O.K., he’s a white guy; he can’t be that good.’ Well, he is that go0d.” (Packers’ receivers coach Edgar Bennett)