Packers receiver Allen Lazard signs RFA tender, putting him under contract for 2022

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The Green Bay receiving corps is undergoing plenty of change. One thing will remain the same.

Receiver Allen Lazard is back under contract. Per a league source, Lazard has signed his one-year tender offer with the team.

He’ll make $3.986 million for 2022. By waiting until today to sign, he avoided the offseason program and last week’s mandatory minicamp. By signing today, he avoided the possibility of the ultra-hardball move that would have slashed his salary to only 10 percent more than his 2021 salary.

It was, ultimately, the different between $3.986 million and $935,000. So it was a no brainer to sign it.

Lazard enters a contract year. Some believe he’s destined to join the Broncos as a free agent in 2023. That’s where he’d reunite with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

For now, Lazard could be the No. 1 receiver in Green Bay, especially with Davante Adams gone. Lazard joins Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb, rookie Christian Watson, and Amari Rodgers as the most prominent names on the Green Bay depth chart.

19 responses to “Packers receiver Allen Lazard signs RFA tender, putting him under contract for 2022

  1. Allen .. it’s moneybag time. Step forward, be a true #1, and the world is your oyster!

  2. Excellent news. I personally hope he gets a longer term deal with the Pack.

  3. A-Rod waffling on how long he is playing is causing all the WRs to want to leave.

  4. Packers won’t even know Davante Adams is gone. Raiders will know it was a terrible trade by week 5 when they’re 1-4.

  5. Chances are Russ Ball signs him to a longer deal with better money.
    Let’s say 3 years and $30 mil with $10 mil signing bonus, and $15 mil guaranteed. that keeps his salary low for 2022 and 2023
    The Packers have some cap room for 2022,… $14 mil if I’m not mistaken.

  6. He’s a solid guy; good routes, good hands, just slow. Good possession/3rd down guy. Randall Cobb is a great guy, but he’s prolly over the hill to be playing now.

  7. No way he sniffs $10M annually, not a WR who’s strength is blocking. After this year they’ll know how good Watson, Doibs and Toure will be and take it from there.

  8. How is Lazard slow? He ran a 4.55 forty compared to Davante Adams 4.56 and DeAndre Hopkins’ 4.57. Jordy Nelson was known as a speedster and ran 4.51.

  9. Any updates on Juwann Winfree ?

    Watched him @ Colorado, has skills, hoping he can impress coaches, get some reps, & contribute.

  10. It’s a business. The Packers told him he’ll get Adams-ish money, if he shows them an Adams-ish season. Win-win.

  11. cribbage12 says:

    No way he sniffs $10M annually, not a WR who’s strength is blocking.
    ++++++
    Well MVS got it (Lazard is a year younger) and his best strength was getting wide open to drop 2 out of 3, and blocking. You tell me.

  12. No way he sniffs $10M annually,
    *************
    Look at it as a 2 year deal $15 mil deal. Year 3,… you can cut him with very little dead cap,… or extend the deal if he’s done well.

  13. dartmouthstevens says:
    June 13, 2022 at 2:10 pm
    A-Rod waffling on how long he is playing is causing all the WRs to want to leave.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You mean, because, players would prefer not to catch passes from a four-time MVP? That makes sense.

  14. Es El Repollo! says:
    June 13, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    How is Lazard slow? He ran a 4.55 forty compared to Davante Adams 4.56 and DeAndre Hopkins’ 4.57. Jordy Nelson was known as a speedster and ran 4.51.
    _________

    I will say that 40 times and game speed are two entirely different animals.
    Technique and creating separation is an art form.
    Allen Lazard doesn’t necessarily possess these skills, he usually has to be schemed open by the offense.

    His size does create mismatches though and he sticks his nose in the fray to do a lot of the dirty work a lot of players hate doing.
    He does it without complaint and with a smile on his face.
    He’s a valuable part of this offense for what he does, I just think he’s just reached his ceiling as a pass catcher.

  15. For now, Lazard could be the No. 1 receiver in Green Bay, especially with Davante Adams gone. Lazard joins Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb, rookie Christian Watson, and Amari Rodgers as the most prominent names on the Green Bay depth chart.
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    Is this a depth chart? It looks like a practice squad roster

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