The thought of Jordy Nelson in colors other than green and gold is a hard pill for Packers fans to swallow.
Many of them took to Twitter to air out their sorrow and frustration after the team released #87 after 10 seasons with the team.
— Melissa Joy (@mellybop17) March 13, 2018
WHAT DO YOU MEAN JORDY NELSON IS GONE?!!? I am absolutely SHOOK. the poor man’s back was constantly in pain from HOLDING THE TEAM TOGETHER !!!! pic.twitter.com/TsLgDkXwN2
— madds (@MaddyMoan) March 13, 2018
— IamDM24601 (@IamDM24601) March 13, 2018
Some folks may have to make a tough decision about the name of their favorite furry friend.
. @packers release Jordy Nelson, 90% of Wisconsin dog owners are now changing the name of their furry friend. 🐶
— Audrey Mrowiec (@MrowiecWoman) March 13, 2018
The team announced Tuesday Nelson would not return for the 2018 season. Instead, the Packers signed pro-bowl tight end Jimmy Graham .
Fans were also sentimental about Nelson's impact on the team over the last decade. Nelson played a vital role in the Packers' Superbowl XLV win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.
— Tyler Lepak (@T_PaK21) March 13, 2018
Plenty of fans already have theories about where the star wide receiver will end up, including just south of the Wisconsin border with the hated Chicago Bears. The Chicago sports media jumped at the idea.
If Jordy Nelson gets released as expected should the #Bears sign him?
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) March 13, 2018
Or an even worse thought, Nelson joining the New England Patriots.
*Bill Belichick after seeing Jordy Nelson get cut by the Packers* pic.twitter.com/eUnHmiKEB5
— griffin (@GWhitWhit) March 13, 2018
Where ever Nelson lands, it won't take away the magic he's produced as part of the Pack Attack for the last 10 seasons. In the hearts and minds of most Green Bay fans, he will always be a Packer.
My heart is shattered Jordy Nelson I love you
— Rachel Braun (@braunrl) March 13, 2018