7 free agents who could follow Aaron Rodgers to the NY Jets

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6. The NY Jets could target Billy Turner

This one is more of a Nathaniel Hackett connection than an Aaron Rodgers connection, but the point still stands. Billy Turner has spent the last four seasons with Hackett and three of the last four with Rodgers.

The veteran swing tackle started 43 games with the Packers from 2019 to 2021 and started seven games with the Broncos in 2022 in what was an injury-riddled season. Despite his starting experience, he's probably little more than a fringe starter at this stage.

Turner's 56.3 Pro Football Focus grade ranked 70th out of 81 qualified tackles. Still, he's played every offensive line position outside of center in the NFL, with significant experience at both guard spots and right tackle.

The Jets need to revamp their offensive line depth in the offseason, and Turner's connections to both Rodgers and Hackett make him a realistic target.

5. The NY Jets could target Dean Lowry

This is going to be the only defensive player on this list, but it's one that makes plenty of sense. Dean Lowry has been an often overlooked key part of the Packers' defense for the last seven seasons — all seven of which he spent alongside Rodgers.

Lowry is a 6-foot-6, 296-pound defensive tackle who doesn't offer a ton as a pass rusher but is a pretty solid run defender. The former fourth-round pick had the fourth-lowest missed-tackle rate among all qualified interior defensive linemen in the NFL last season, missing just 2.4 percent of his tackles.

On top of that, Lowry is another veteran teammate who Rodgers has pushed for the Packers to re-sign in the past. They certainly appear to have a strong relationship.

The Jets need defensive tackle help this offseason, with Sheldon Rankins, Solomon Thomas, and Nathan Shepherd all set to be free agents. In particular, they need someone who can stop the run. Lowry would help with that.