2. Jordy Nelson, Wide Receiver
Jordy Nelson is the ultimate underdog story. He was a walk-on at Kansas State, and grew his resume enormously, warranting his the second round draft choice. Throughout his career he’s been heavily underrated by the rest of the league, only being named to one Pro Bowl and one second-team All-Pro selection.
Nelson’s best season came in 2014, when he racked up 98 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also has multiple seasons of over 1,200 yards receiving. It’s safe to say that whenever Rodgers was in trouble, Jordy was the go-to guy. I mean, they did combine up for 65 touchdowns during their time together.
Like many other successes in life though, all good things must come to an end. The Packers released Nelson this offseason just days before free agency opened, in an effort to allow Nelson to sign wherever he pleased.
He settled to terms with the Oakland Raiders shortly after. Needless to say, it’ll be awkward not seeing Nelson in a Packers jersey next season.
Nelson will forever be a fan-favorite no matter which team he plays for. He and Rodgers had one of the best connections in NFL history. He always played with a chip on his shoulder, ad is an all-around great success story.