Jets sign another Aaron Rodgers' former Packers teammate

Rodgers keeps on reuniting with former teammates.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jets sign another Aaron Rodgers' former Packers teammate

The New York Jets have signed another Aaron Rodgers' former Green Bay Packers teammate as Gang Green has announced offensive lineman Billy Turner as their new signing. Turner, who played for the Denver Broncos last season, was protecting Rodgers for three seasons in Green Bay between 2019 and 2021.

During that time, Nathaniel Hackett - who is now the Jets' offensive coordinator - was also with the Packers. Before signing Turner, the Jets also signed Allen Lazard, Malik Taylor and Tim Boyle. When it comes to Turner, he signed a one-year deal worth up to $3.15 million.

Rodgers reunites with Turner, several other Packer teammates

Before completing a trade for Rodgers, there were reports suggesting that the Jets brass was concerned about how long would the 39-year-old quarterback play in New York.

During his introductory press conference with the Jets, Rodgers suggested he didn't come for New York to play just one season and retire. “This isn’t a one-and-done in my mind. I want to be fully committed to this season," Rodgers said.

Rodgers is widely considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Jets head coach Robert Saleh said a few days ago that it didn't take Rodgers long to make his presence felt around the Jets. “We’re a really, really young team, especially on offense and just to watch him and [offensive coordinator] Nathaniel [Hackett] and the way they communicate together and he’s already made his presence felt with regards to meetings and input, just discussions on all of the different things we’re trying to get accomplished on offense, so he’s a tremendous human, first and foremost, Aaron is.

Just listening, there is little, subtle things I’m not going to get into, but he definitely cares about people and you can tell in the way he speaks to people, so really fortunate that he’s here," Saleh said of Rodgers.

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