A deal between the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers for veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been made official, but former teammate Allen Lazard seems to think the four-time MVP will join him on the field at MetLife Stadium this season.
Speaking to reporters Friday, Lazard, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the jets earlier this week, he spoke as if Rodgers had also signed a deal.
«Obviously standing here today, it feels good to know that 12 is going to be my quarterback again,» the 27-year-old wide receiver said, via ESPN.
AARON RODGERS REVEALS HE INTENDS TO ‘PLAY FOR THE NEW YORK JETS’ AFTER DAYS OF CONTEMPLATION
Rodgers revealed on Wednesday’s episode of «The Pat McAfee Show» that he met with the Jets in California and that his «intent» is to play in New York.
«At this point, as I’m sitting here, I think from Friday, I made it clear that my intention was to play and my intention was to play for the New York Jets,» he said.
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After the season ended, Jets owner Woody Johnson made it clear that the organization would be looking for a signal-calling veteran after another tumultuous year for the second-year starter. Zach Wilson.
«The fact that he’s here definitely helps the entire organization to be able to take the next step they need to make a deep playoff run and win the Lombardi Trophy,» Lazard said.
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Lazard also meets with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, whom he called «the best teacher I’ve ever had in my life.»
«It just makes learning fun,» Lazard continued. «He makes it really easy, and he allows you to go out there and just play fast and not think. That’s why I’ve had a lot of success in the last couple of years.»
Associated Press contributed to this report.