Allen Lazard insists Aaron Rodgers will join the Jets, despite dragging talks with the Packers … as the wide receiver insists the quarterback “has a FULL commitment” to travel to New York
Newly signed Jets receiver Allen Lazard isn’t concerned about the deadlock in trade talks for Aaron Rodgers, saying the quarterback has a “total commitment” to joining him in New York.
Rodgers said last week on the Pat McAfee Show that he wanted to play for the Jets, but New York and Green Bay have yet to reach a four-time MVP deal.
And while the Jets have so far resisted the Packers’ trade demands for the star, Lazard is confident the deal will be settled soon enough.
“There’s no concern on my part,” the wide receiver said. sports.
Although Rodgers’ future remains in limbo for now, with the Packers asking for a ‘first-round pick and more’ according to ProFootballTalk, Lazard is already a Jet after signing a four-year, $44 million deal last week.
Aaron Rodgers and Allen Lazard enjoyed a strong partnership in Green Bay for four seasons
Lazard was shown signing his new contract with the Jets on his Instagram last week.
And he admitted that his quarterback’s intention to play for the Jets was a “big reason” he made the move himself.
“Sunday is what you see on TV, it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Lazard said.
‘I want to know that Monday through Saturday, I wake up and go to work and I’m grinding with the people I love and care about. And that’s going to do the same for me.
Lazard also said he hopes Rodgers will bring a pedigree and championship attitude to the Jets, who haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1969.
“Just knowing his aura, I think it will light a fire under a lot of guys in that locker room to really focus, really lock down and ultimately sacrifice the things that we love and care about in order to achieve this ultimate goal,” he said. saying.
However, the 27-year-old noted that “probably the biggest piece of the puzzle” was Nathaniel Hackett, the Jets’ new offensive coordinator with whom Lazard worked for four years between the Jaguars’ practice squad and Green Bay.
For now, Lazard will have to wait even longer for his former teammate to join him.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Wednesday that there had been no movement on the deal.
Rodgers discussed his immediate future on former NFL kicker Pat McAfee’s podcast
Rodgers is looking to start a new chapter after playing 18 seasons for the Packers organization.
‘The Jets feel like they’re offering a lot. The Packers feel like (the Jets) aren’t offering enough, and both sides are stuck,’ he said.
However, it’s not just Rodgers that the Jets could be adding to their offense.
Odell Beckham Jr. has previously refused to rule out signing with Gang Green, and Lazard would love to have the Super Bowl LVI winner on his side.
“His talent is infinite,” he said.
“So adding it to the room I think would be a great addition, it would be special to our whole wardrobe.” And I would definitely be excited and honored to play alongside him.