Rodgers to speak on Pat McAfee Show, reports show Allen Lazard signing with Jets
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) – With the New York Jets on the verge of landing Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard, reports indicate that he’s one of several players on Aaron Rodgers’ wish-list that he provided to the team.
The AFC East team is working to close the deal with Lazard, the NFL reported. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that the Jets have agreed to a four-year deal for Allen Lazard. Garafolo indicates that its a $44 million deal.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini said Lazard is on a “wish-list” of free agents that Rodgers provided to the Jets, naming players he would like them to acquire. The list includes Randall Cobb, Marcedes Lewis and Odell Beckham Jr., according to Russini.
Rodgers is set to appear on the Pat McAfee show at noon on Wednesday, with McAfee saying, “Be a friend, tell a friend.” Rodgers will be speaking for the first time since reports broke of advanced discussions of him being traded to the Jets.
ESPN’s Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted about the deal Tuesday morning, citing league sources. Lazard, who is a free agent, had not made a decision yet, and another team may be pursuing him, Schefter added.
The tweet also noted Lazard landing in New York would reunite him with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
In a follow-up tweet a few hours later, Schefter added the Jets may end up targeting yet another Packers wide receiver - Randall Cobb - who is on the verge of becoming a free agent.
Obviously, the big question still on all Packers fans’ minds is who will be throwing the football to him. The Jets are considered the most likely destination for Aaron Rodgers should the Packers trade the future Hall of Famer in the near future.
While the Packers and their quarterback have not made a call on what they will do for next season, Rodgers did tweet on Tuesday night. The question is ‘what does it mean?’
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