Allen Lazard says Sunday night was potentially his last game as a Packer

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Allen Lazard becomes a free agent in March after playing for the Packers on a one-year contract in 2022, and he sounds like he thinks it’s time to move on.

Lazard told reporters on Monday that he was thinking on Sunday about it being his last game as a Packer.

“Definitely going into the game I kind of had a realization that my first game here and potentially my last game — which it is — was going to be versus the Lions at home,” Lazard said. “I took in just a few moments just to kind of soak it all in and just like pat myself on the back, I guess, and just be thankful for this opportunity and this experience to be here for four-plus years now, to see the growth I’ve made on the field, but more so off the field.”

Lazard led the Packers with 60 catches for 788 yards and six touchdowns this season, but the Packers had two rookie receivers, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, who may be ready to become their top two receivers in 2023. It’s also unclear to what extent the Packers will e in the midst of a rebuild this offseason, if Aaron Rodgers leaves.

Asked if Rodgers will be back, Lazard answered, “I don’t fuckin’ know, shit, I don’t know where I’m gonna be at, I can’t worry about someone else.”

79 responses to “Allen Lazard says Sunday night was potentially his last game as a Packer

  1. As a Lions fan, being the team that essentially will dismantle the Packers was great despite not making the playoffs.

    I don’t see them getting another horseshoe up there you know what and drafting a 15+ year starting HOF quality QB. hopefully they can experience a couple decades of mediocrity and futility as the Lions have their turn at a stacked roster and subsequent success

  2. The absolute GOAT of bone-headed plays. Second all-time in untimely drops, behind only MVS.

  3. The Packers have to be wishing they’d taken a Bronco’s style package for Rodgers last year and be in year 2 of a rebuild coming up. At least Love would’ve spent time with the rookie receivers in the offseason and wouldn’t have those insane hand signal quizzes.

    Now they have to go through another Rodgers crazy offseason where nobody knows what he’s doing next year or what crazy thing he’s going to say.

  4. GB turning into one of those teams FF will stay away from. Really what is there that would attract anyone.

  5. Those horrible stats are why the packers have ZERO talent at the WR position. He was regarded as the number one guy? Wow, simply sad. 💩

  6. There are a lot of decisions to be made. The eye-closing, head-shaking re-signing of Rodgers and enabling him to influence front-office operations blew up in their faces. They deserve to return to the Dark Ages for kowtowing to Rodgers. They lost sight of the fact he was a twelve-year postseason loser with his own brand and agenda.

    But……we have not yet seen Love in-control. After three years isn’t it at least worth it to see what he can do? I was ready for Love this year. The only way Rodgers can leave Green Bay with any dignity is to either retire or blow-up his deal and do another elsewhere. Maybe that’s his price for exiting with his head held up. I don’t even care anymore. I’ll always be a Packer fan and this team, right now, is not a very good one. It needs to re-learn how to keep the business side separated from the performance side…….and start by moving on without Rodgers. If they keep Rodgers and trade Love……..I’m done.

  7. His response to what might be going on with Rodgers is great. It shows how fast everyone transitions from player to businessman. Contemplation/reminiscing of his time on the field to where he might be next season.

  8. Lazard is graded as the best run blocking receiver in the NFL per PFF, I bet he goes to a division rival,

  9. That would be hilarious if this awful group of pass catchers somehow lost their best one.

  10. It was awesome. Had to watch it twice. Tells you what the players think about number 12.

  11. Why does the media always ask players about other players? Like he knows what Rodgers is going to do. Even if he did know he isn’t saying bleep. America needs better journalism schools.

  12. The guy is a solid player. He’s a great blocker. If he’s your #3 or 4 receiver, you’ve got a solid WR group. If he’s your #1 or 2, you’re fooling yourself. As a Packers fan, I’m happy for him. He’s worked hard and will now get paid, prolly not in GB, but someone will pay him. Good for him for working his tail off and maximizing his talent.

  13. Maybe Im reading it to it, but Lazards comments about where Rogers will be indicate he doesnt care, and this team may be tired of Rogers antics.

  14. His MVP’s were anomalies, in comparison to his postseason performances those same seasons.

  15. whoatherebuddy says:
    January 10, 2023 at 6:49 am
    As a Lions fan, being the team that essentially will dismantle the Packers was great despite not making the playoffs.

    I don’t see them getting another horseshoe up there you know what and drafting a 15+ year starting HOF quality QB. hopefully they can experience a couple decades of mediocrity and futility as the Lions have their turn at a stacked roster and subsequent success
    ————————————————-
    Yes the Lions beat the Packers twice. Each win was by less than a TD. I’m not sure that would be considered dismantling. The Lions play hard, but did that equal success? They did end the season 9-8, so that’s good. They also got a great year out of Goff. Can he repeat that. The Lions went 3-6 against teams that finished the season over .500 It reminds me of the fake Cards last year who did something similar. What happens when they made the playoffs and had to play a good team? They got blasted!

  16. Lazard is pissed, A A Ron didn’t hug him while they walked off the field. Lazard says ” If A A Ron is going to purposely stage the drama, why weren’t we all treated equally?”

  17. whoatherebuddy says:
    “I don’t see them getting another horseshoe up there you know what and drafting a 15+ year starting HOF quality QB. hopefully they can experience a couple decades of mediocrity and futility as the Lions have their turn at a stacked roster and subsequent success”

    The Ford family was selling the same Model T for 45 years, and yes, the Lions are finally on the upswing. Good luck to them. But you can only dream about the Pack – their formula is having a good QB, their management jobs sans-owner are sought-after, and the stadium complex will continue to make enough money to compete.

  18. I hear the Chicago Bears are looking for WRs. And even a mediocre one like Lazard would be an upgrade for them.

  19. Love the last quote. Seriously, the kid came out of Iowa State and earned a starting role on an NFL Team that clearly showed they do NOT want him in their future plans while finishing out his mid round level rookie contract and he is asked about Aaron Rodgers who has made $495 million dollars over his career JUST in NFL contract money, not including ANY endorsement cash. Don’t blame Him a bit for that quote.

  20. Someone will pay him 40 million next year like Valdez-Scantling even though they both aren’t worth it.

  21. He played in 15 games this year with 60 rec, 788 yds, and 6 TDs. He is a 6-5 228 lb Receiver. Definitely a perfect #3.

  22. Relax, Allen. No one cares. You’re a WR3 at best in this league. You’ll be retired before 30.

  23. Lazard like others up for contacts are all pissed because they already know they will be low balled and have to move on , just because Rodgers has all the money. Thats how the pack survive financially, they let talent go for cheaper rookies.
    Sullivan, Smith, Scantling, Adams are all top players on other teams after being developed and let go. a losing prop to me

  24. Lazard is used more like many of the modern TEs rather than a pure wide out. If you look at him in that context, his numbers are quite good. Excellent blocker, decent receiver in the shorter, “mover the chains” kind of plays.
    He should be able to find a home with a decent team.

  25. Plenty of above average WR have made an entire career out of being a great blocking, solid WR3 in the NFL. Packers fans don’t seem to be very knowledgeable about the game, huh?

  26. thebigkuhuna says:
    January 10, 2023 at 7:43 am
    And the silence you hear is Lambeau field.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I think it’s closed on Tuesdays. You might want to come back tomorrow. If you rattle the doors real loud Jeff might come down and let you in.

  27. Packers Org is in big trouble. For years they were blessed having two HOF QB’s back to back and could afford to play cheap ball relying on 4,5,6,7t round picks to fill out the team knowing they could put points on the board.
    Once Rodgers is done this team will be forced to spend the money on high draft picks and compete against deep pocket owners. Could be a few decades of imcompetance ahead.

  28. Great player when used correctly. Incredible blocker. Chicago has tons of cap space, and appreciation of his game because of Luke Getsy – unless some other team really overpays.

  29. He definitely belongs in the league, but not really a number 1. Solid receiver and a great blocker. Dude can add value to most teams.

  30. If he leaves Green Bay I am sure there is a WR #5 spot waiting for him on another team

  31. “I’ll always be a Packer fan —– If they keep Rodgers and trade Love……..I’m done.”

  32. Lazard is an excellent role player and second/third option. He is not a number one, but that is OK. Antonio Freeman was the same way. They are dangerous when the attention is on someone else. I hope he comes back, but wish him well if he doesn’t.

  33. Lazard is an excellent role player and second/third option. He is not a number one, but that is OK. Antonio Freeman was the same way.
    ==========

    Freeman was dominant 1995-1998.

    As good a run as any Packer receiver not named Hutson or Sharpe.

  34. Chmurasbabysitter says:
    January 10, 2023 at 10:07 am
    He played in 15 games this year with 60 rec, 788 yds, and 6 TDs. He is a 6-5 228 lb Receiver. Definitely a perfect #3.
    //////
    I am curious, what other #3’s are putting up these kind of numbers? Not even KJ Osborn, and I’d say KJ is a very good #3. Not the third in KC, where Mahomes lead the league in yardage. Not Cincinnati or Buffalo or Seattle either. That rounds out the top 5 passing games in the NFL. And like you said, Lazard’s numbers are for 15 games. If Lazard is a #3 WR, he is the best in the NFL. I’d say he’s a middle of the road #2 WR. And nobody has ever said he’s a #1.

  35. the bottom line, ‘cuz Stone Cold says:
    January 10, 2023 at 11:51 am
    Lazard is an excellent role player and second/third option. He is not a number one, but that is OK. Antonio Freeman was the same way.
    ==========

    Freeman was dominant 1995-1998.

    As good a run as any Packer receiver not named Hutson or Sharpe.
    ///////
    Change that to just 1997 and 1998 and you might have a point…

  36. I hear the Chicago Bears are looking for WRs. And even a mediocre one like Lazard would be an upgrade for them.
    _____________

    I was thinking the same thing. And the Bears highly value WRs who can block… possibly even more than WRs who can run or catch. If they think Lazard will give them a small discount for the chance to stick it back to the Pack twice a year, I could see something happening there.

  37. NinersFan1973 says:
    January 10, 2023 at 11:01 am
    Sounds delightful. He won’t be back because he’s terrible.
    ///////
    He would have been the best WR3 on any team in the NFL, and probably the best WR2 on half the teams.

  38. To ask a question like that right after a miserable team defeat,… don’t expect a sincere answer. He’s frustrated.
    Give the kid a few weeks away and you’ll get a more honest answer. Do I think the Packers want him back ?? Yes,.. no doubts,.. but at what price. He’s not a true #1. He’s a #2 guy.

  39. Had Doubs caught that bullet pass from Rodgers deep down the field, the game might have turned out differently …

  40. Change that to just 1997 and 1998 and you might have a point…
    ==========

    I did give him 1 year too many.

    He was the #1 in 1996 as well… Favre infamously broke Freemans arm with a throw into traffic. His receptions, yards and tds per game were the same in 1996 as in 1997.

  41. If I was lazard, I’d sure be ecstatic to get off that tundra and into a nice warm dome like every organization should have.. You can keep that archaic Crap..

  42. the bottom line, ‘cuz Stone Cold says:
    January 10, 2023 at 12:31 pm
    Change that to just 1997 and 1998 and you might have a point…
    ==========

    I did give him 1 year too many.

    He was the #1 in 1996 as well… Favre infamously broke Freemans arm with a throw into traffic. His receptions, yards and tds per game were the same in 1996 as in 1997.

    —-
    —–

    Freeman was never a true #1. He was always a very good role player. He was best when around other top receivers like Robert Brooks and Andre Rison. When he had to carry the load, it was obvious he was better in the #2 role.

  43. Freeman was never a true #1. He was always a very good role player. He was best when around other top receivers like Robert Brooks and Andre Rison. When he had to carry the load, it was obvious he was better in the #2 role.
    ==========

    A legit gamebreaker? Agreed, no. But he produced like a #1 1996-1998.

    His 1998 was one of the best seasons any Packer receiver ever had.

    Brooks wasn’t a number 1 either.

    Rison is absurdly overrated by Packer fans. He did nothing outside of that audible in the Super Bowl.

  44. This man absolutely HATES Aaron Rodgers and is tired of his nonsense. That’s clearly why he wants out.

  45. Packers Org is in big trouble. For years they were blessed having two HOF QB’s back to back and could afford to play cheap ball relying on 4,5,6,7t round picks to fill out the team knowing they could put points on the board.
    Once Rodgers is done this team will be forced to spend the money on high draft picks and compete against deep pocket owners. Could be a few decades of imcompetance ahead.

    This has been proven out over and over again. Look at the WR position. Any time a WR leaves for FA for more money they NEVER panned out for their new team. Jennings, Cobb, Javon Walker, Brooks, and Bill Schroeder to name a few.

  46. This has been proven out over and over again. Look at the WR position. Any time a WR leaves for FA for more money they NEVER panned out for their new team. Jennings, Cobb, Javon Walker, Brooks, and Bill Schroeder to name a few.
    ==========

    Did you see the stat line Davante just put up? Every bit as good as any he had here.

    Walker had a 1000 yard season with the Broncos. Then he got hurt again, and he had to deal with a significant personal tragedy, being in the vehicle with teammate Darrent Williams when he was shot and killed.

    Lets not forget the Packers wanted Jennings back. He got more on the open market. And he had 2 solid seasons considering the trash QBs he played with elsewhere.

    The Packers good fortune here has clearly ended this season. Doubs and Watson weren’t up to the task.

  47. He’s a decent enough blocker, a third receiver on his best days, but somebody will overpay for him. Thankfully it won’t be the Packers.

  48. I like Lazard and hope Green Bay can keep him. His numbers should keep the price tag down some.

    But then I recall MVS getting $10 mil/per season, so who knows.

  49. Sure thinks a lot of himself for a #3 WR. Any one of those rookies they drafted can replace him.

  50. Any one of those rookies they drafted can replace him.
    ++++++
    Sorry but you are wrong. Guy is an elite blocker and a big contributor to the outside run game.

    Watson can do it, but it’s better if he just runs routes.

  51. he didn’t impress me much, playing a one year prove it kind of contract. He won’t be back because he isn’t a number one guy. Drops too many balls.

  52. KnowsMoreThanYou says:

    I’d say he’s a middle of the road #2 WR. And nobody has ever said he’s a #1.
    +++++
    Fair post. respect.

  53. KnowsMoreThanYou says:

    I am curious, what other #3’s are putting up these kind of numbers? Not even KJ Osborn, and I’d say KJ is a very good #3.
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    KJ is an excellent #3.

    But KJ has been a #3 all season. 60 receptions, 650 yards and 5 TD’s while playing behind Jefferson and Thielen.

    Lazard was not the #3 WR all season. For most of the season, he was the best WR on the field for the Packers and led the team with 60 receptions and 788 yards.

    Rodgers only threw for 3695 yards this season. So Lazard produced over 21% of all Packer passing yardage, despite 14 other players recording receiving yardage.

    That’s why Cobb only had 34 catches, Watson 41 and Doubs 42.

  54. aaronrodgers618 says:
    January 10, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Freeman was never a true #1. He was always a very good role player.
    ++++++
    Total disrespect. He led the Packers 4 years in a row in receiving yards. The next closest wr was Don Beebe, Robert Brooks, and Bill Schroeder (twice).

    Freemen was way better than Bill Schroeder.

  55. packerlies says:

    Total disrespect. He led the Packers 4 years in a row in receiving yards. The next closest wr was Don Beebe, Robert Brooks, and Bill Schroeder (twice).
    ###

    Davante Adams – 5 consecutive

    Greg Jennings – 3 consecutive

    Donald Driver – 3 consecutive

    Javon Walker 2 consecutive

    Sterling Sharpe – 7 consecutive

    James Lofton – 9 consecutive

    I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point…

  56. I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point…
    +++++++
    Which was what? Mine was Antonio Freeman wasn’t a role player, and was a number one wide receiver for at least 4 seasons.

    You apparently did alot of research (good on you). So what was your point?

  57. Watching commentary with video clips and games throughout the year. I noticed that none of GB’s WRs are never or almost never double covered. That says a lot. Much more work to be done in GB. Poor Jordan L is going to be hung out to dry again in yr 4.

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