It Sounds Like Allen Lazard is as Good as Gone from Green Bay

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It Sounds Like Allen Lazard is as Good as Gone from Green Bay

Chicago Bears, NFL

The big question in Green Bay will be, “what’s next for Aaron Rodgers?” But he’s not the only Packers player whose future is in doubt. After Allen Lazard spoke with the media on Sunday, it sounds like he’s as good as gone from Green Bay.

When Lazard was asked about the future of Aaron Rodgers, Lazard said, “I don’t fu***** know, sh**, I don’t know where I’m gonna be at. I can’t worry about somebody else.”

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Lazard continued:

“Going into the game, I kind of had a realization that my first game here [at Lambeau Field] and potentially my last game, which it is, was going to be versus the Lions at home. So, I took a few moments just to kind of soak it all in and just like pat myself on the back, I guess, and just be thankful for this opportunity and this experience, being here for four-plus years, and to see the growth that I’ve made, not only on the field but more so off the field … just coming into my own and everything. I feel like a lot of times throughout my career, it could have gone differently, but I’m still here now, and I’m just thankful for that.

Welp. That’s about as resounding as it gets.

Lazard, 27, caught 60 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns this season, setting career-highs in receptions and yardage. Lazard will be an unrestricted free agent and one of the top available free agents in a pretty thin wide receiver free agent class.

With as thin as a class as it is at wide receiver and the way that we’ve seen the market value of that position boom in recent years, it’s probably a good decision for Lazard to test the free-agent market and see what kind of deal he can get himself outside of Green Bay.

The Bears will, of course, be one of the teams in need of help at the wide receiver position. Spotrac has Lazard’s market value listed at $11 million, and they predict he will land a three-year deal worth around $33 million.



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.