This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.
The Packers are activating wide receiver Allen Lazard from Injured Reserve.
Lazard hasn’t played since Week 3, when he injured his core in a win over New Orleans.
Since then, the Packers did some heavy flirting with Texans wide receiver Will Fuller.
Ultimately, general manager Brian Gutekunst didn’t want to part with future draft picks for half a season of the explosive Fuller, even though it was clear that head coach Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers were in favor of the move.
I sided at the time with LaFleur and Rodgers.
I still do.
Lazard is part of the reason Gutey didn’t feel the need to make a move. He views Lazard as a bona fide #2.
That’s high praise for a guy with just five career touchdown catches and just two career 100 yard games.
Now, the challenge falls on Lazard.
Prove that you’re legit.
Prove that you’re the #2 behind Davante Adams that Aaron Rodgers has been clamoring for.
The Packers’ Super Bowl hopes may depend on it.