Yet more AFC East rumors: New York Jets on the market for a top receiver
With Aaron Rodgers set to make his return in 2024, the New York Jets apparently will be on the market to add another offensive playmaker to the mix. According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the Jets could be looking at Allen Lazard as a free agent bust after a lackluster first season with the team.
In Lazard’s defense he signed with the Jets because of his familiarity with Rodgers, who played less than a minute under center in 2023. Still, the Jets will be seeking an upgrade at the position to go along with Garrett Wilson.
“The Jets are hoping to make a significant addition at receiver through trade, free agency or the draft, which would drop Lazard on the depth chart,” Cimni wrote. “Ultimately, that may benefit him because he doesn't seem cut out for WR2.”
While DeVante Adams has already been rumored as a trade target, some top free agents to watch are Mike Evans, Tee Higgins, Gabe Davis and Calvin Ridley. Some draft targets include Washington’s Rome Odunze, LSU’s Malik Nabers and Florida State standout Keon Coleman.
Obviously, the Jets will have option with the hope that Lazard moving down the depth chart will elevate his production and make the Jets offense suddenly a very dangerous once depending on who else is added as a playmaker and obviously with the return of Rodgers.