There are many changes taking place at the Green Bay receiving corps. One thing is certain.
Allen Lazard, the receiver, is now under contract. According to a league source Lazard has accepted his one-year tender offer from the team.
He will earn $3.986 million in 2022. He signed today, and he was able to skip the mandatory minicamp last week and the offseason program. He signed today to avoid the risk of an ultra-hardball move which would have reduced his salary by only 10% compared to his 2021 salary.
It was the difference between $3.986million and $935,000. It was therefore an easy decision to sign it.
Lazard enters into a contract year. Many believe that he is destined to join Denver Broncos in 2023 as a free agent. He'd be reunited with Nathaniel Hackett, former Packers offensive coordinator.
Lazard may be the No. 1 receiver for now. Lazard could be the No. 1 receiver in Green Bay with Davante Adams gone. Lazard joins Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins and rookie Christian Watson as the most prominent Green Bay names on the depth chart.