NY Giants should already be thinking about this WR in free agency

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

Yes, the NY Giants are getting ready to take on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Round and something tells us an upset is on the way. However, that doesn’t mean that general manager Joe Schoen isn’t already eyeing things to cook up this offseason.

Obviously, bringing back Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley is at the top of the list. On top of that, it’s clear that more offensive playmakers are needed, especially for the wide receivers room. How about Green Bay Packers wideout Allen Lazard?

The youngster is set to be a free agent soon and following GB’s Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions, he basically confirmed he won’t be back at Lambeau Field. So, how about suiting up at MetLife Stadium on a consistent basis?

Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard hints he doesn’t want to return in 2023

From that video above, you can tell that Lazard hasn’t been happy with the way things have gone for him in the NFC North. With Davante Adams being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, countless fans thought he’d become the No. 1 wideout for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Things didn’t go quite as planned, but he still had a solid campaign.

Lazard finished the year catching 60 balls for 788 yards and six touchdowns. Not only that, but Lazard was known for his blue-collar mentality, consistently putting in the extra effort with his blocking. This is exactly the kind of player and mindset needed for the Giants next season in East Rutherford.

While Lazard isn’t the flashiest of players, he’s always going to be ready to go the extra mile for his team. He’s not happy in Green Bay, but a change in scenery could do wonders for him. We’ve seen what Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka have been able to do while running an offense, but this has come without a big-name wideout in the mix (don’t talk to us about Kenny Golladay).

If the Giants were to sign Lazard, he most definitely wouldn’t break the bank. He wouldn’t even come close to the four-year, $72 million deal given to Golladay, who is expected to be released in the offseason. If Schoen can capture Lazard’s attention and sign him to a deal that works for both sides, it’d most definitely be something Big Blue nation celebrates down the road.