According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, third-year receiver Jordy Nelson has had an exceptional offseason and looks ready to make a bigger contribution to the Packers’ offense in 2010.
Passes stuck to his gloves. Defenders couldn’t keep up. Any ball in his vicinity seemed catchable.
As quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his bag of offensive toys prepare for what the organization hopes is a lengthy playoff run, Nelson looks ready for a bigger role.
“Jordy has had, by far, his best offseason,” receivers coach Jimmy Robinson said. “He’s feeling so comfortable out there, that he’s making a ton of plays.”
Nelson has caught 55 passes for 686 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons with the team. Twenty-two of those receptions came last year when he split time with James Jones as the slot receiver.
The Packers are hoping that either Nelson or Jones can take that next step and join Donald Driver and Greg Jennings in what could be the NFL’s most dangerous group of receivers this season.
If Nelson carries his impressive summer over to the regular season, it will make Green Bay’s passing attack even more potent. A scary thought for defensive coordinators around the league.