Contract extension for Joe Schobert?

Joe Schobert

The Cleveland Browns and John Dorsey have spoken with the agent for Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert in regards to a possible contract extension.

This is some good news that the Cleveland Browns desperately needed. John Dorsey has spoken with the agent for Joe Schobert about a contract extension.

Joe Schobert is on track for a career year. With 92 tackles through 10 games, he is on pace to surpass his career-high 142 tackles by five. Schobert also has two sacks this season, his previous high in that department? Three in 2017 and 2018.

Schobert’s impact goes beyond just tackles and sacks. Schobert has two interceptions, five pass defenses, two forced fumbles and one recovery. These are the type of plays that change games. These are the type of plays that front offices value and gets players paid.

Schobert had his best performance of the season against the Steelers on Thursday.

Joe Schobert was able to impact the game from the start and made some key plays along the way. Pro Football Focus named him to their Team of the Week. In fact, he was their highest graded defender in Week 11.

The important part about these talks? Joe Schobert wants to remain a Cleveland Brown.

It certainly appears that both sides want a contract extension to happen. John Dorsey clearly values Joe Schobert and the former Wisconsin Badger likes being in Cleveland. The hard part is really over. There does not need to be a hard sell on Dorsey’s part and Schobert does not have to plead his case to stay. It will just be left up to Dorsey to communicate with Schobert’s agent and get a deal done. Locking up a key player on the defense will go a long way towards solidifying the roster, building the culture (something Cleveland clearly lacks) and being able to identify other needs.

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