The New York Jets are set to push to sign wide receivers Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Odell Beckham Jr., as well as tight end Marcedes Lewis, after Aaron Rodgers gave the franchise a free-agent wish list. what would you like. acquire.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini confirmed the Jets’ offseason goals in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, in the midst of a possible trade for the Packers’ quarterback as his departure from Green Bay gains ground.
‘(Lazard) is a close friend of Aaron Rodgers and has been in contact with Rodgers recently. Like everyone else, Allen Lazard is waiting to see what Aaron Rodgers does,” NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said Monday.
‘He has to make the decision for his future and a long-term deal, potentially. He’d love to continue playing Rodgers, potentially, if he lines up.
Another unnamed NFL team is also in the race to sign Lazard, who had 169 receptions in five seasons during his time with the Packers, including a career-high 60 receptions last season.
Aaron Rodgers wants the Jets to sign 3 free-agent wide receivers and a tight end this offseason
That includes Packers tight end Randall Cobb (left), who is said to be Rodgers’ best friend.
Wide receiver Allen Lazard, another Packers player, is now also in the Jets’ crosshairs.
The 27-year-old is believed to be postponing any kind of decision regarding his future in the NFL until Rodgers makes up his mind.
For the most part, Rodgers, 39, has kept quiet ahead of the start of this year’s free agency window, which begins Wednesday. New York and Green Bay are eagerly awaiting the four-time MVP’s decision, as both franchises are temporarily stuck in limbo with roster moves pending until Rodgers decides on his NFL future.
Meanwhile, Cobb, who is believed to be one of Rodgers’ best friends, had 34 receptions for 417 yards last season.
It was one of the few bright sparks from a Packers team that missed the playoffs and finished 8-9 overall.
“I want the Randall Cobbs of the world, if he wants to keep playing, in my locker room. Guys you can win with,’ Rodgers said at the end of the season.
According to Pro Football Talk, Odell Beckham Jr., who has been out of the league since he last played in Super Bowl LVI for the Los Angeles Rams, is looking to make $20 million a season on a new team.
The 30-year-old wide receiver is currently in talks with several NFL teams since he impressed scouts with one-handed catches last week, reminding them of his touchdown run against the Dallas Cowboys while still playing for the New York Giants in 2014.
The Jets reportedly watched Beckham Jr. train, along with scouts representing the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings.
Highly sought after Odell Beckham Jr. is on Rodgers’ wish list despite not playing since 2021
The Giants, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams, all of Beckham Jr.’s former teams, were also in Arizona to assess the player’s recovery from a torn ACL, which sidelined him for the entire 2022 season. .
Beckham Jr. was linked at various times throughout last season with the Cowboys, Giants and Buffalo Bills, but remained unsigned.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, the Louisiana native has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 career games (91 starts) with the Giants (2014-18), Browns (2019-21) and Rams.
He surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons before injuries began to affect his career.