As the world continues to attend on phrase from Aaron Rodgers, the Jets seem like near including a few his associates.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gang Green is near including Packers large receiver Allen Lazard, who’s a free agent. The workforce can also be concentrating on large receiver Randall Cobb, who’s one in every of Rodgers’ finest associates and has performed 10 seasons in Green Bay with the veteran quarterback.
The Jets are nonetheless awaiting Rodgers’ choice relating to his future as he might retire, settle for a commerce to the Jets or return to the Packers — though that appears much less seemingly. On the primary day of free company, present NFL insider and former ESPN character Trey Wingo stated he heard, “Rodgers to the Jets is done.” However, sources stated nothing has been finalized.
If they’re attempting to persuade Rodgers to hitch the Jets, including acquainted faces isn’t the worst factor on the earth. Last season, Lazard recorded 60 receptions for 788 yards and 6 touchdowns as he averaged 13.1 yards per catch. In his twelfth season within the league, Cobb caught 34 passes for 417 yards and one landing.
The Jets might use some assist at receiver alongside Garrett Wilson, who was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year following an 83 catch, 1,103 yards and 4 landing season. No different large receiver caught greater than 40 receptions as tight finish Tyler Conklin (58) and operating again Michael Carter (41) had been the Jets second and third main go catchers in 2022.
Although the NFL’s negotiating interval has begun, the Jets might nonetheless launch veteran Corey Davis to achieve $10.5 million wage cap reduction. In his two seasons with the Jets, Davis has did not dwell as much as expectations after signing a three-year, $37.5 million contract he signed with the Jets in 2021.
Last yr, Davis completed with 32 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns. During his two years with the Jets, Davis has missed 12 video games attributable to numerous accidents.
The Jets might additionally use extra receiver assist as they’re not extending a restricted free agent tender to Jeff Smith. In 2019, the Jets signed Smith as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. During his 4 seasons with the Jets, Smith recorded 34 receptions for 426 yards as he was primarily used on particular groups.