Jets needed this kind of guy

While many people feel it was done to appease quarterback Aaron Rodgers who is expected to land with the Jets eventually, it also fills a big need.

Talking about the Jets signing of former Green Bay receiver Allen Lazard.

One thing the Jets have lacked in the last couple of years is a huge receiver, like the 6-5, 227-pound Lazard, who will go up and win jump ball, win 50-50 balls.

6-3 Denzel Mims is going at climbing the ladder to grab high passes, but is so-so on contested passes; there is a difference. 6-2 Corey Davis was okay in his area, but he’s not like the Lazard, who is like a power forward playing basketball.

The only player in the building last year like Lazard was on the practice squad, 6-4, 219-pound rookie free agent Irvin Charles. He could be good, but hasn’t caught an NFL regular season pass yet.

Look, we all know the Lazard signing has a lot to do with Rodgers, but they also need this kind of guy, regardless of the QB.

And Lazard’s also a tremendous run blocker, a key in their outside zone rushing attack; you need good blocking receivers on the outside.

Perhaps they overpaid a tad, but nonetheless, this signing fills a Jets need.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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