Career stats: 613 receptions, 8,587 yards, 72 touchdowns
If Jordy Nelson does intend to continue playing, you’d think it be with the Green Bay Packers right? Well, not really. Despite the reality of the Aaron Rodgers-Jordy Nelson bromance, the team has started to rebuild their wide receiver with an emphasis on youth. They also cut Nelson just last off-season, which might leave a bad taste in his mouth.
At 33-years-old, Nelson isn’t the same outside receiver that led the NFL in touchdowns in 2016. His most glaring weakness as of late is his inability to beat pressing cornerbacks. But, he still produced in a feature role with the Raiders last year. He had 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns. Interestingly enough, he also had the highest catch rate of his career at 71.6%.
At the end of the day, Nelson wouldn’t cost the Cardinals much, but he could be an excellent stop-gap as an outside receiver. Like all the receivers on this list, his experience should be a plus to a receiver depth chart already featuring Larry Fitzgerald. But, he’s far from the same receiver he once was.