GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New York Jets are reportedly trying to acquire two Packers wide receivers, Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.
Schefter shared the news on Twitter saying there's another team involved and no final decisions have been made. However, he said the Jets are trying to reunite Lazard and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
According to The Score's Jordan Schultz, the Jets are signing Lazard to a 4-year, $44 million deal with $22 million guaranteed. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirmed the reporting.
The details regarding acquiring Cobb are minimal, but Schefter said league sources confirmed Cobb is on the Jets' radar.
🧀,— Allen Lazard 👑 (@AllenLazard) March 15, 2023
The past four years have been a roller coaster of emotions for me. Since day one Packer fans have always had my back. Y’all have never failed to impress me with your overwhelming love and support, no matter where we played.
Also on the Jets' radar? Tight-end Marcedes Lewis.
Schefter said Lewis has drawn interest from the Jets, Las Vegas Raiders, and other teams.
Packers’ veteran free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis, who spent the past five seasons in Green Bay, has drawn interest from, amongst others, the New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders, per league sources— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
Pat McAfee, meanwhile, said on his show Tuesday that "this particular program still has no information on the Aaron Rodgers situation." Rodgers often attends a spot on the show Tuesday afternoons, during the football season.
BREAKING: #Jets are signing FA WR Allen Lazard to a 4-year, $44M deal with $22M guaranteed, sources tell @thescore.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 14, 2023
Lazard comes off his best season, totaling 60/788/6 in 15 games with #Packers. This deal should also get things to the finish line with Aaron Rodgers and the Jets. pic.twitter.com/wOmAbEe0pC
Hackett was the offensive coordinator for the Packers from 2019-2021 before he became head coach of the Denver Broncos for a year.
Lazard had 788 receiving yards with the Packers last season and scored six touchdowns. He has a 60% catching percentage.
Cobb had 417 receiving yards with the Packers last season, and he scored one touchdown. He has a 68% catching percentage.
Jets are actively working to reach an agreement with Packers’ free-agent WR Allen Lazard, per league sources. There is another team involved, and no final decision, but the Jets are trying to reunite Lazard and OC Nathaniel Hackett. pic.twitter.com/rkzX17o5do— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
According to NBC Sports, Lazard would love to find out where Aaron Rodgers is headed before making his free agency decision. Lazard reportedly would take Rodgers' status as one of the factors in making his own decision.
There's a chance that Rodgers winds up with the Jets as well, considering there are reports that he met with the organization. Rodgers, however, is yet to announce a formal decision.
The official start of free agency is Wednesday at 1 p.m. pacific time.
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