The New York Jets are reportedly pursuing one of many prime free agent extensive receivers available in the market and it simply so occurs to be certainly one of Aaron Rodgers’ teammates.
As the commerce saga between the Jets and Green Bay Packers continues to play out, New York reportedly has its sights set on reuniting offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett with fifth-year wideout Allen Lazard.
ESPN reported Tuesday that the Jets are actively engaged on a deal to signal Lazard, though no deal has been reached.
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According to the report, there may be one different staff nonetheless within the combine.
An undrafted free agent out of Iowa State, Lazard was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018. Later that yr, he was signed by the Packers off the Jaguars’ follow squad and would seem in only one recreation for Green Bay.
Hackett, who served because the Jaguars offensive coordinator when Lazard was signed, was employed by the Packers in 2019. Under Hackett, Rodgers and Lazard related on 119 passes for 1,641 yards and 15 touchdowns within the common season and playoffs.
The push for Lazard could possibly be one other clue within the Jets’ pursuit of Rodgers.
Jets proprietor Woody Johnson, common supervisor Joe Douglas, coach Robert Saleh and Hackett all flew out to California final week to satisfy with Rodgers in individual.
According to a number of stories, the assembly went effectively with one report over the weekend indicating a deal between the 2 sides was “primarily accomplished.”
While followers proceed to carry their breath, Rodgers instructed former NFL star Brandon Marshall, the co-host of the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast, this week that his resolution can be made quickly and to “keep tuned.”
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.
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