After addressing the pass rush and secondary, the Green Bay Packers turned their attention to their offensive line. As first reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, the team has agreed to terms with free agent Billy Turner.
Contract details have also surfaced. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Turner’s contract will pay $28 million over four seasons with a max value of $29.5 million and a Year 1 payout of $11 million. The deal makes Turner the second highest-paid offensive lineman on the Packers, trailing only All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari.
The 27-year-old Turner spent his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos, making 25 combined starts and 40 game appearances for the two teams. Turner played his best football in 2018, splitting his time nearly evenly between left guard and right tackle while yielding just three sacks and 27 total pressures. Turner would presumably slide in at right guard for the Packers, though he also provides some insurance should Bryan Bulaga miss time with an injury.
After a quiet first day of the early contract negotiation period, the Packers have committed significant funds to bring in Adrian Amos, Turner, Preston Smith, and Za’Darius Smith. Without any further additions, the group represents Green Bay’s the largest free-agent haul of recent vintage.