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Allen Lazard Lands with Jets, Rodgers Next?

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Potentially the first domino in the Aaron Rodgers to the Jets saga fell on afternoon when New York signed Allen Lazard to a four-year, $44 million contract with $22 million in guaranteed money. The Rodgers rumor mill has been teaming with stories of Rodgers requesting his guys be signed, and that group included Lazard. 

We still await a conclusion to the Rodgers story, but for Lazard, he managed to equal the average annual salary Jakobi Meyers received from the Raiders with slightly more guaranteed money. An undrafted rookie free agent out of Iowa State, Lazard quietly emerged as one of Rodgers’ top lieutenants and became his de facto No. 1 option after the Packers sent Davante Adams to Las Vegas last offseason.

In New York, Lazard steps into a wide receiver room with the reigning offensive rookie of the year, Garrett Wilson, along with human roller coaster ride Elijah Moore and veteran Corey Davis. Lazard’s signing indicates Davis’ days are numbered as the Jets’ No. 3 option. While on the surface, Lazard would figure to be behind Wilson and Moore in the pecking order, that could change if Rodgers is traded to the Jets. We’ll put a pin in Lazard’s fantasy value for now.

With Lazard out of the mix in Green Bay, the Packers are left with an extremely young wide receiver corps. Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure currently sit atop the depth chart. Green Bay drafted all three receivers last season. While Doubs and Watson are all but locked into starting jobs, the Packers may look to add some help in the slot. Either way, the youth movement is on in Green Bay.

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