New York Jets sign free agent Allen Lazard in boost to Aaron Rodgers pursuit
New York Jets SIGN free agent Allen Lazard in a massive boost to Aaron Rodgers trade negotiations as the wide receiver, on the Packers QB’s wish list, moves on from Green Bay
The New York Jets have been successful in their pursuit of wide receiver Allen Lazard.
The move will be seen as a huge boost to the Jets’ trade negotiations with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers star reportedly provided the New York franchise with a four-man wish list before revealing he wants to move to the team.
The New York Jets have been successful in their pursuit of wide receiver Allen Lazard
It was reported earlier this week that Lazard had agreed to a four-year, $44million deal and the unrestricted free agent has now completed the move.
The 27-year-old is in line to earn $22m in guaranteed money as part of the deal reached in the Big Apple.
The former Packers and Jaguars receiver joins the Jets following his best season in Green Bay with a career-high 60 receptions for 788 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Lazard was reportedly one of three wide receivers that Rodgers wanted in New York, along with Randall Cobb, of the Packers, and free agent Odell Beckham Jr., who hasn’t made a league appearance since Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams.
At six-foot-five, Lazard will be a prime target for whoever is recruited as the Jets’ signal-caller.
He can also block when involved in running schemes, which will only gives his Jets teammates more rushing yards.
Lazard is also familiar with new Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett from their time together in Green Bay between 2019 and 2021.
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