The Aaron Rodgers trade subject is getting touchier by the week, and it’s not surprising that a few Jets players, including Allen Lazard, doesn’t want to talk about it.
One can easily see why the topic of Aaron Rodgers riles up New York Jets wideout Allen Lazard. On one hand, Rodgers helped Lazard put together a respectable career in Green Bay and was part of the reason the Jets signed him earlier this offseason.
On the other hand, Lazard will walk down the crowded streets of NYC never amounting to more than just being “Aaron Rodgers’ friend.”
Since joining the Jets, Lazard has expressed nothing but confidence about an imminent Rodgers trade, but that doesn’t mean he wants to discuss it every time he’s in public.
During a recent outing at a club, Lazard was spotted surrounded by girls holding up neon signs, one of which read, “STOP ASKING ME ABOUT AARON.”
Seeing the neon colors and the all-caps, people will probably get the hint.
Allen Lazard is growing tired of commenting on Aaron Rodgers trade rumors
Lazard grew into a starting role on the Green Bay Packers back in 2019 and has started 40 games over the past four years, putting up solid numbers but taking a backseat to then-Packers star Davante Adams.
Last month, he signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Jets and will reunite with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who he worked with from 2019 to 2021.
In the wake of all the Rodgers drama, the Jets don’t have any urgency in trading for the veteran quarterback and are currently floating around in a limbo period waiting for the Packers to offer a fair trade package, one that definitely doesn’t include New York’s first-round pick in 2023.
The Jets are being patient. Lazard is being patient. Barring a flabbergasting revelation, the Rodgers trade should happen sometime this offseason; in the meantime, lay off the Rodgers talk around Lazard.