Jordy Nelson: It 'would be hard to say no' if Aaron Rodgers asked me to un-retire

Jordy Nelson: It 'would be hard to say no' if Aaron Rodgers asked me to un-retire

Jordy Nelson is just a week into retirement, but said he’d consider coming out of retirement — on one condition. 

The former wide receiver revealed he’d make a return if his former teammate and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lobbied for him to play with Green Bay. 

When asked on the “Dan Patrick Show” about the possibility of the two reuniting, Nelson simply said: “It probably would be hard to say no.” 

Nelson announced his retirement last month after spending 10 years in the NFL, nine of which were with the Packers. He was cut from Green Bay in 2017 after posting 550 receptions for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns while with the Packers. He also won a Super Bowl and played in a Pro Bowl. 

He then signed with the Raiders where he finished with 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns for Oakland, but the Raiders released Nelson in March after signing receivers Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. Nelson said that he believes he would still be a Raider had it not been for the amount of money the Raiders were spending early in free agency.

“They just gave me a nice retirement gift, I guess,” Nelson said with a laugh. “I don’t know, it’s a crazy business as people find out each and every year. I think they just got some free agents that they didn’t think they were going to get or be a part of, is what I’ve been told. But, yeah, it’s an interesting business.

“I don’t think it was necessarily just Antonio Brown,” Nelson continued. “I think when they signed Tyrell Williams and even Trent Brown, the tackle from the Patriots, I think they were just spending a lot more money than what they were expecting to spend.”

If Rodgers doesn’t come calling, the 33-year-old Nelson still has a plan to hopefully re-retire as a Packer. 

“I got to talk to (Packers president) Mark Murphy,” Nelson said. “He’s opened up the door to come back and do the one-day deal. So we’re still working on a time to get that done and that way I can sign a contract and retire a Packer and end where it started.”