The New York Jets signed free agent offensive tackle Billy Turner to a one-year deal worth up to $3.15 million, several reports said Monday night.
Turner, 31, has played nine seasons in the NFL with three different teams — most notably with the Green Bay Packers from 2019-21, making the signing a reunion for Turner with Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett.
Turner started all 43 games he played in Green Bay, splitting his time between right tackle and right guard.
He followed Hackett from the Packers to the Denver Broncos in 2022 when Hackett took the head coaching job there. Hackett was fired after less than a year and is now the Jets’ offensive coordinator.
The Jets were expected to improve their offensive tackle depth chart in last week’s NFL draft, but the only tackle they chose was Carter Warren from Pitt in the fourth round.
The Jets also have 37-year-old former Pro Bowler Duane Brown, former first-round draft pick Mekhi Becton and swing tackle Max Mitchell.
The Jets must decide by Tuesday whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Becton’s rookie contract.
Turner has appeared in 91 NFL games and has made 75 career starts for the Miami Dolphins (2014-16), Broncos (2016-18, 2022) and Packers. –Field Level Media