3. Allen Lazard
Next, Allen Lazard falls into the same trap Smith-Schuster is in. He’s been counted on as the No. 1 receiver in a potent offense with a star quarterback, but his success has been limited at best. While Lazard put up career numbers in 2022 – 60 receptions, 788 receiving yards and six touchdowns – would he really make the Giants offense that much better?
Does he move the needle much more than an Isaiah Hodgins or Darius Slayton? We don’t think so. Lazard had his chance to breakout in a big way this season for the Packers. He was the top dog in a wide receiving room begging for one, but what happened?
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers missed the playoffs, which no one expected to happen. The Giants must swing bigger than an Lazard or Smith-Schuster in free agency, or they might as well pass on them both. Schoen knows the pressure is on him to find a WR1. Lazard couldn’t live up to the hype at Lambeau Field. Something tells us it’d be more of the same at MetLife.