Broncos 2020 free agent profile: ILB Joe Schobert
The Broncos will be looking to improve the defense during the offseason. Could the team find a way to acquire Joe Schobert once free agency begins?
For an inside linebacker, the job is either to stop the run or defend against the pass. Ever since Danny Trevathan left in free agency, the Denver Broncos have struggled to find an inside linebacker that can effectively play that role. The emergence of Alexander Johnson should help ease the pain a bit, but the Broncos still need another inside linebacker to compliment Johnson. Enter Joe Schobert.
Schobert is a Cleveland Browns inside linebacker for the time being. He has only been in the NFL for a few seasons. He was quite the accomplished linebacker during his time in Wisconsin as he won the Jack Lambert Trophy as the nation’s best linebacker in 2015.
As Joe Schobert has played more in the National Football League, he would gradually get better. In only his second season in the league, he would make his first ever Pro Bowl. He also co-lead the league in tackles during that season.
It is uncertain what the Cleveland Browns plan to do with Schobert, but if he somehow ends up as a free agent, Denver should swoop in and sign him. He would be an improvement over Todd Davis, who could find himself out of Denver due to saving more money.
Having Schobert teaming up with Alexander Johnson could be something that can really help out this Broncos defense. There is a slight chance that can happen. The current Brown has been named an ideal target for the Broncos.
His ability to play at his position off the ball could really benefit the Denver Broncos defense, especially having Vic Fangio as the head coach. Hopefully, the Broncos can sign him to provide some much needed help on the front lines.