Jets WR Allen Lazard claims Aaron Rodgers has gotten ‘softer’ and is being more patient in New York than he was in Green Bay
WR Allen Lazard and QB Aaron Rodgers played together in Green Bay for 5 years.
Allen Lazard with Aaron Rodgers (Image via Fansided)
The New York Jets have found their franchise leader as they traded for the veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers just days ahead of the NFL draft back in April. Along with Rodgers, the Jets also brought in some of his teammates from the Packers, including receivers Allen Lazard, and Randall Cobb, and tackles Billy Turner and Adam Pankey.
And now, just a few days after the Jets training camp began, wide receiver Allen Lazard sat down with NBC Sports for an interview. During the interview, he talked about how Rodgers has gotten a lot softer and is being more patient with his Jets teammates.
“He [Rodgers] does a really good job of a just being more softer in coaching and teaching and being more patient with guys, than what he used to be,” said Lazard.
Furthermore, he went on to say that Rodgers is being more patient since he is in a new team and wants to build good chemistry with his new teammates. “He’s trying to build that chemistry and rapport with and in previous years, he’s been with the Green Bay for so long,” said Lazard. The 27-year-old wideout believes Rodgers has slowed down a bit and is being more patient with his new teammates so that they would be able to catch up to his speed soon.
Lazard and Rodgers played together in Green Bay for 5 years. The wide receiver is now entering his 6th year in the league and is coming off his best campaign in NFL so far. Last season, he caught 60 passes for 788 yards (career high) and 6 touchdowns while playing for the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers took a massive pay cut with the Jets to free some cap space
Aaron Rodgers has shown full commitment to the Jets‘ Super Bowl quest by restructuring his contract. He has taken a massive $35 million pay cut to free some cap space.
Rodgers was supposed to make $108.1 million over two years, but now he will only make $75 million. The 10-time Pro Bowl QB seemingly did it as a good gesture so that the team can add more pieces around him.
The Jets are now aggressively pursuing free-agent running back Dalvin Cook. Rodgers clearing some cap space would help the New York-based football team to lure in Cook with a decent contract in the poor market for RBs.
Furthermore, Rodgers’ shocking move of taking a pay cut has led to some wild theories. Notably, one NFL analyst believes, soon there could be reports about star wideout Davante Adams wanting out of Las Vegas Raiders to reunite with Rodgers in New York. However, it is highly unlikely.
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