Saturday, July 26, 2014

Packers Sign Nelson to 4 Year, $39 Million Extention

Packers Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson has signed a four year, $39 million extention with the team,'s Ian Rapoport reports. 

Included in the deal, which prevents the veteran from becoming a free agent after 2014 and pays $9.75 million annually, is $14.2 million in guaranteed money and an $11.5 million signing bonus, a pretty big raise from the $4.2 million he's made in recent seasons.

In other words, all of that cash was enough to convince Nelson to stay, something Green Bay has stressed as one of their main priorities over the last few weeks.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

In general, I'm in no hurry to sign players to an extension. If the Packers really want to keep a player, it usually works out just fine. See Sam Shields for a recent example.

But in Nelson's case, the salary cap is looking to go up soon and Nelson could have been a lot more expensive by next March.