The New York Jets got the stamp of approval on one of their newest additions.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked about his former (and maybe future) teammate Allen Lazard during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday, March 15.
“I think objectively a lot of people can look at Allen Lazard and go he’s a really good player. We would love to have him on our team and then anyone with a brain would maybe call me on any team and go hey what kind of locker room guy is Allen Lazard? What’s his work ethic like? I’d say he’s a f****** good dude. Anybody would be lucky to have him in the locker room.”
A Great Aaron Rodgers- Allen Lazard Connection Could Be Rekindled on Jets
The 27-year-old wideout had to scratch and claw to get where he is in the NFL. He initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lazard was dumped ahead of final roster cuts and moved to the team’s practice squad. A few months later the Packers poached him and the rest is history.
During his four seasons and change in Green Bay, Lazard quickly became a favorite target of Aaron Rodgers.
He caught 169 receptions for 2,236 receiving yards and hauled in 20 touchdowns.
Last season Lazard led the Packers in receptions, receiving yards, and targets.
The former Iowa State product agreed to a four-year deal for $44 million with the Jets in free agency. There is a chance he could be reunited with his old quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, in New York pending a successful trade with the Packers this offseason.
Allen Lazard Presents Unique Gifts to Jets WR Corps
The Jets’ wide receiving corps has a ton of talent, but if there was a criticism to be had it would be regarding the size of the overall unit.
Gang Green’s top two guys are smaller: Elijah Moore is 5-foot-10 and Garrett Wilson is 6-foot flat.
Corey Davis as of this moment is still on the roster at 6-foot-3, however, there is a possibility he won’t be by the time the season rolls around.
Peter Bukowski, Host of Locked on Packers, told me on my podcast a few weeks back that Davis could be a piece of a larger Aaron Rodgers trade this offseason.
It would explain why the Jets have chosen not to move on from him despite adding Lazard to the fold. Lazard and Davis are eerily similar players. They’re both bigger guys, praised for their run-blocking abilities, and both are making $10 plus million per year on their deals.
To have Lazard, Davis, Moore, and Wilson all in the same receiver room in 2023 could make it quite crowded with only one football to go around on 1 Jets Drive.
The glass-half-full view of this receiver room however is the unbelievable talent and depth this group would provide the green and white. There would be the perfect balance of youth, star power, and a proven track record of success.