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Both Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings have been blessed to say the least to be playing for the Packers. Playing with arguably the best signal-caller in the game, Aaron Rodgers, both Nelson and Jennings posted great numbers. With essentially no running game, both Jennings and Nelson have benefited greatly, as the Packers rely on their passing game to score.
Both Jennings and Nelson are very similar to Nicks and Cruz. Both are very much considered the top options in their respected offensive scheme. As we look at the numbers, it just shows how reliable and consistent both targets have been to Rodgers and the Packers.
With longtime Packer Donald Driver near the end of his career, Jordy Nelson has made a great replacement as one of the top targets in this Packer offense. Finishing ninth in the league last season in yards with 1,263, Nelson also finished the season with 15 touchdowns, only one behind Calvin Johnson. It is worth noting that Nelson had seven games with 90-plus yards receiving, even though he finished the season tied for 50th in targets.
Although Greg Jennings did not surpass 1,000-plus yards this season, that may be due to the fact that he missed the last three games of the regular season. As Rodgers' favorite option, Jennings excels in his route running and catching the deep ball, and he does it as well as anyone in the league. Jennings consistently put up at least one touchdown per game last season, never going consecutive weeks without one.
Both Jennings and Nelson are great weapons in the Packers' pass-heavy scheme, and Aaron Rodgers really brings out the most in them. After a disappointing playoff run last season, the Packers look to use their weapons and go back to the Super Bowl next season.