Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) against Cleveland Browns cornerback Greedy Williams (26) during their football game on Saturday December 25, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Syndication: The Post-Crescent
Allen Lazard will officially be a Green Bay Packer for at least one more season.
The former Cyclone and restricted free agent signed his second-round tender worth $3.986 million on Monday. He’d previously skipped the team’s organized team activities with the goal of securing a long-term deal with the franchise.
Lazard will be one of the favorites to end up as the Packers’ go-to wide receiver with quarterback Aaron Rodgers after the departures of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
The Urbandale native finished last season with 40 catches on 60 targets for 513 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught five touchdown passes in the team’s last five regular-season games of 2021.
“He’s been our dirty-work guy for most of his career here,” Rodgers said about Lazard last week. “Now he’s getting an opportunity to be a No. 1 receiver. I’m not worried about him at all stepping into that role. I’ve talked to him a lot. I know how he takes care of his body, and I know he’ll be ready when he’s here.”