The Green Bay Packers are going to focus on improving their wide receiver talent this offseason. Whether they do that in free agency or the 2020 NFL Draft remains to be seen. However, they did want to make sure that they retained wide receiver Allen Lazard this offseason.
According to a tweet from NFL agent Michael Perrett, the Packers have tendered Lazard and will bring him back for next season.
This is great news for Lazard and for the Packers. While he didn’t receive much hype last offseason, Lazard ended up becoming Green Bay’s No. 2 receiver behind Davante Adams. Green Bay would like for him to be their No. 3 or No. 4 wideout next season, but they value him.
During the 2019 season with the Packers, Lazard ended up catching 35 passes for 477 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers show major promise from the young receiver.
Standing in at 6-foot-5 and nearly 230 pounds, Lazard offered the Packers the kind of size and athleticism that Aaron Rodgers needed. He is just 24 years old and his future is incredibly bright with Green Bay.
It will be interesting to see what other moves the Packers make in free agency. They signed linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner on the first day of the free agency negotiation window. There are still plenty of areas they need to improve.
Expect to hear more news and rumors about the Packers in the coming hours and days as free agency continues moving forward.
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