After making three defensive signings in free agency, the Green Bay Packers should make the offensive line a priority.
Now the attention should turn to the offensive line. The good news is that Gutekunst agrees, as the Packers have signed versatile offensive lineman Billy Turner, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it’s a four-year, $28 million deal with a max value of $29.5 million.
That’s a good start. Adding depth to the offensive line is important this offseason, and Turner can be a starter right away at guard.
As NFC North teams continue to add pass rushers, the Packers need to respond by ensuring Aaron Rodgers is protected.
David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are two excellent pass-protectors when healthy. Adding talent at guard, and more depth at tackle, should be the top priority for Gutekunst moving forward. The signing of Turner is a great move, as he can start right away at guard and also play tackle.
The Packers don’t necessarily need to use an early-round pick on an offensive lineman, but they should have an eye on the future at the tackle position. Bulaga is entering a contract year and has a long injury history. Green Bay needs to find a long-term successor for Bulaga and a player who can provide depth at the tackle spots in the short term.
In one day, Gutekunst has made a huge difference to the roster, helping strengthen positions of need. Continuing to add more talent to the offensive line should be a top priority moving forward.
What are your thoughts on the Packers’ free agency moves so far? What should be the top priority for the remainder of free agency?