I Love Jordy, But Let’s Not Get Carried Away

He was sorely missed in 2015 and once again proved to be an elite, at times unguardable beast in 2016 (and playing with broken ribs is a level of manliness on par with Sterling Sharpe, except i think Jordy was even more effective). After a well-deserved Comeback Player of the Year award, there’s a lot of excitement for 2017.

Slow down.

We’re talking about a 32 year old farmer… with a repaired ACL. His speed has been on display plenty in the past, but we saw less of it 2016. I think that has as much to do with age as it does from recovering from an injury.

But he doesn’t just dominate with raw speed the way some top receivers do, he’s more rounded. Very effective in the slot, he can be a contributor for a couple more years, especially in an offense that uses a lot of spread formations.

Even with age tightening up some of those fast twitch muscle fibers, he showed at the end of the last Bears game that it pays to be crafty and run great routes. Plus, he has a history of proving that when the ball is anywhere near him, he can come away with it.

So let’s gear up and hope for more of this, but realize that these days are probably gone.

2 thoughts on “I Love Jordy, But Let’s Not Get Carried Away”

  1. So what do you do with a 12.55mil cap hit in 2018?

    Davant is up after this year, and Cobb is 12.75mil in 2018 as well… Sure looks like a huge position of draft need this year to me.

    1. That’s a great question for 2018. With ascending players (like Daniels and Bakhtiari), the Packers have re-signed them with a year left on their deal so they can spread out the cap hit a little. If they were going to sign Jordy to another extension (presumably with a lower salary), it’s possible that they could effectively do it in reverse and re-sign him with a year left on his deal so they could accelerate some of the savings.

      However, I think the Packers take more of a bite-the-bullet approach to contracts and the cap. It’s possible they just let him play out the deal and then he’s no longer a Packer anymore (as sad as that is to think about). Best case scenario is probably that he hangs on another couple years as a slot and red zone target. Either way, I don’t see the Packers doing much to avoid the cpa hit – it’s jut not how they typically work.

      The good news is Aaron Rodgers has a way of getting production out of his receivers no matter who they are.

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