Jets sign Aaron Rodgers' former WR Allen Lazard as QB's trade talks intensify

Allen Lazard, left, Aaron Rodgers, right
Allen Lazard, left, and Aaron Rodgers

As trade talks between the New York Jets and Aaron Rodgers have been heating up, the Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard. The team signed him to a four-year, $44 million deal, per Jordan Schultz.

Lazard recorded a career-high in receptions (60) and yards (788) while scoring six touchdowns in 15 games last season.

The Jets have added another receiver to their group that features Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore.

Jets sign one from Aaron Rodgers' wishlist

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Although Aaron Rodgers isn't with the Jets yet, he has a wish list of players he wants them to sign this offseason.

Per Dianna Russini of ESPN, Rodgers wants the team to sign former teammates Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Marcedes Lewis. He also wants the team to sign free-age wideout Odell Beckham Jr.

The Jets have signed one of those players in Lazard, a fifth-year receiver who went undrafted out of Iowa State in 2018. They could acquire one or more players on Rodgers' wish list.

Nothing is imminent yet, but it seems like Rodgers may be a Jet after all, and it seems more and more like it each day with the moves the Jets are making.


Allen Lazard Jets contract: How much will WR earn in New York?

Lazard is set to make $44 million overall in New York. He will make $11 per year over the course of the next four seasons.

Of the $44 million, $22 million is guaranteed. More details will be released about his contract, including his cap hit for the 2023 season soon, but as of now, there aren’t too many details.

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In five seasons, he’s earned a total of $6.3 million with the Packers and Jaguars. He will make more than seven times his career earnings with the Jets.

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Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein