Today, the Green Bay Packers are continuing their shopping spree, which is a shocker as in years past the team used to be conservative in the open market, but with team president Mark Murphy and new GM Brian Gutekunst running the show and hiring a new head coach in Matt LaFleur, the team has been much more aggressive.
So more on the signing, Billy Turner will land a four-year deal with a maximum value or $29.5MM, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Turner was receiving interest from his former team the Denver Broncos, which he spent the last two years and some change with, but after adding former Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James, this forced him out of re-signing with Denver.
Furthermore, Turner offers versatility to his new team the Green Bay Packers by being able to play both the guard and tackle spots and especially on the right side of the offensive line.
In addition, the former Dolphins third-round pick has 25 career starts to his credit, including 11 last year.
Lastly, the whole reason in signing Turner is to protect Aaron Rodgers and improve the offensive line, which there is a clear hole in the interior side of the line. The Packers’ offensive line had tons of injuries last year, which is good (not the injuries) to find someone like Billy Turner who plays all over the line.