Something extra is often needed to make a good team a great one or turn a squad with little to no expectations into a possible contender. Often, something unforeseen serves as a franchise’s X-factor…

Something extra is often needed to make a good team a great one or turn a squad with little to no expectations into a possible contender. Often, something unforeseen serves as a franchise’s X-factor…

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Everyone outside of the Green Bay Packers organization will harp on the fact that the team didn’t address wide receiver until one of two things happen: Either general manager Brian Gutekunst makes a move to shore up the position, or one of the options beyond Davante Adams earns a more prominent role within the offense.
Allen Lazard has a chance to do the latter after catching 35 passes for 477 yards last season. More importantly, the 24-year-old wide receiver seemed to build a rapport with quarterback Aaron Rodgers through the final five games of the season (250 receiving yards and two touchdowns).
“I think that [chemistry], that connection that we had throughout the season, especially towards the latter half of the season going on to the playoffs, came from, one, just hard work every single day in practice, and I think he saw that,” Lazard told reporters. “And then he knew that I cared. I think that was the biggest thing it is with Aaron, he needs to know that you care and he can trust you.”
As long as Rodgers can trust his targets, the Packers passing game will be fine. It’s been difficult to find that second option since Jordy Nelson and then Randall Cobb left.

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