“It feels good that 12 is going to be my quarterback again” Ex-Packers WR Allen Lazard lifts lid on reuniting with Aaron Rodgers at Jets
The NFL superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems to have a final destination after his former teammate Allen Lazard joined the New York Jets on Friday.
The wide receiver signed a four-year, $44 million contract deal with the Jets after his contract with Packers wasn’t renewed. He played for five years, with the Green Bay Packers being their first-choice wide receiver for the last couple of years.
After the signing procedure was complete, Allen appeared before the press as a Jets for the first time and revealed his insight on the 2010 Super Bowl champion’s possible landing place.
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What did Allen Lazard say about Aaron Rodgers?
Previously, Rodgers expressed his desire to play for the Jets in that exclusive interview after returning from a sabbatical. Furthermore, the 27-year-old Allen appeared confident of 10-time Pro-bowler joining the team and continuing their partnership.
“We were both trying to do what was right for both of us. Obviously, his situation is a little bit different with his career and everything,” Lazard said. “Standing here today, it feels good knowing that 12 is going to be my quarterback again.”
"It feels good that 12 is going to be my quarterback again"
– Allen Lazard on Aaron Rodgers pic.twitter.com/lqtSN2Zo6k
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) March 17, 2023
For a long time, A-Rod has been indecisive, almost holding the Packers hostage on his future at the franchise. The star quarterback finished his 18th season in his professional career recently, which ended pretty miserably for both parties.
Since then, the NFL community has been anticipating what the 39-year-old will do, and he has also hinted at retiring. However, the overwhelming pressure to make a quick decision pushed him to go on a four-day darkness retreat, which finally helped him focus on his career.
On the other hand, Lazard joined him in 2018 from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in the same year. His start in the professional football league might not have appeared smooth, but his college career with the Iowa State Cyclones was pretty decent.
He was named twice to the first-team All-Big 12 for Iowa; later, he managed to hold on to 20 touchdowns and 2,236 yards in receiving 169 receptions for the Packers.
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