Los Angeles Rams won’t see Jordy Nelson join NFC West after all in 2019
With Jordy Nelson announcing his retirement, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams no longer have to worry about Jordy Nelson joining the Seattle Seahawks for the 2019 season.
Even though the Los Angeles Rams weren’t expressing interest in signing Jordy Nelson since they are clearly set at wide receiver, the NFC champions were wondering if they would end up facing the veteran wideout at least twice during the 2019 season.
Shortly after Nelson’s release from the Oakland Raiders, the Seattle Seahawks were one of a few teams expected to meet with the wideout to provide Russell Wilson with another weapon to work with in the passing game.
Turns out, the Rams don’t have to worry about Nelson joining the Seahawks at all since instead of deciding to return for another NFL season, the veteran has decided to call it a career.
Before some football fans criticize Nelson over his production being down over the last two seasons, keep in mind this wasn’t entirely his fault since Aaron Rodgers was injured part of 2017 and the Raiders in 2018 were just an overall mess.
It was only a few years ago in which Nelson was viewed as one of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL, and the fact that he caught at least 13 touchdown passes three times from 2011-2016 will back that claim up.
Nelson may be 34 by the time the start of next season rolls around, but the veteran still seemed capable of bringing plenty to the table at this stage in his career if he were to find the right offense, which is why the Rams were monitoring the situation with the Seahawks.
The rivalry with Seattle continues to be one of the most underrated in the NFL over the years, and with Wilson already causing enough problems for Los Angeles each time they face the Seahawks quarterback, one can only imagine what a weapon like Nelson would have done for the offense.
Of course, just because Seattle won’t be adding Nelson doesn’t necessarily mean that Los Angeles will have an extra advantage heading into 2019 since Wilson will still have plenty of reliable weapons to work with on offense for the Seahawks.
So while the Rams may feel some sense of relief over not having to worry about Nelson in the NFC West, they shouldn’t be celebrating too much just yet since the Seahawks will still make things interesting when it comes to the race for the division title.