Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nelson Wants New Deal to Pay $10 million a Year

Packers WR Jordy Nelson is looking for a raise.

According to's Rob Demovsky, Nelson, who will be a free agent after 2014, wants his next contract to pay at least $10 million a year, a pretty big jump from the 4.2 he's currently making.

To some, obviously, #87's sudden announcement is a little surprising, although considering it's coming shortly after the Falcons gave Roddy White a big extention it's really not that strange, as Nelson is simply taking advantage of a situation that seems to be working in his favor. 

Remember, the NFL's a business, and with that guys like Nelson are bound to eventually cash in, even if it is in this kind of extreme fashion.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

It seems reasonable. He wants to be paid more than Greg Jennings and future contracts should be bigger in general because the salary cap should continue to rise. Based on how Sam Shields got way more than I expected, which now looks reasonable compared to some of the other big free agent contracts this year, it's probably better to re-sign Nelson sooner rather than later.