Most Likely Joe Schobert Free Agent Destinations

Max Staley
Joe Schobert will enter free agency this offseason.
Joe Schobert will enter free agency this offseason. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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Joe Schobert is one of the better linebackers available in free agency this offseason. While he's not exactly a household name, he has racked up at least 103 tackles in each of the last three seasons and even made a Pro-Bowl appearances in 2017.

That kind of productivity will make Schobert a hot commodity on the open market. With that in mind, here are the most likely destinations for the Cleveland Browns' linebacker in free agency.

1. Carolina Panthers

Luke Kuechly retired this offseason, leaving a hole in Carolina's linebacking corps.
Luke Kuechly retired this offseason, leaving a hole in Carolina's linebacking corps. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers were the league's worst run defenses in 2019, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. That unit could be even worse in 2020, as star linebacker Luke Kuechly surprisingly retired in the offseason. This run defense is clearly in need of a major overhaul, and Schobert could instantly provide an upgrade. With more than $34 million in space, Carolina can afford to make a pricey signing like this.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes drops back to pass in Super Bowl LIV.
Patrick Mahomes drops back to pass in Super Bowl LIV. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

Even the Super Bowl champs have room to improve. The Kansas City Chiefs finished the regular season as the fourth-worst run defense by DVOA, and they could really use a linebacker like Schobert. KC doesn't have too much room, with the fifth-least available cap space, but the Chiefs clearly need to prioritize run defense in the offseason. If Kansas City can find a way to afford him, Schobert could be a huge help in what might be their biggest area of need.

3. Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson scrambles out of the pocket.
Russell Wilson scrambles out of the pocket. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks were quietly one of the league's worst run defenses in 2019. Seattle finished the regular season as the seventh-worst run defense by DVOA, and Schobert could give this unit a real boost. While re-signing Jadeveon Clowney will likely be the priority, Seattle has about $59 million in cap space, and can certainly afford to make a splashy signing.


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