The Denver Broncos have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joe Schobert after he tried out with the team. He is expected to fill a key role in the linebacker rotation after the team lost projected starting linebacker Jonas Griffith to an elbow injury. Schobert has played the majority of his career with the Cleveland Browns but also spent a season each with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last season he started 15 games and played 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will likely compete for a starting spot with the Broncos heading into the regular season.
The #Broncos are signing veteran LB Joe Schobert, source said, some important help at a key spot. Schobert, who starred for the #Browns and most recently was with the #Steelers, recently tried out in Denver. He helps fill the void created by an injury to Jonas Griffith.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2022
Last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Schobert recorded 112 combined tackles, 70 solo tackles, six passes defended, one forced fumble, and an interception he returned for 23 yards. Schobert will turn 29 in November and still has plenty of football left to play. The Denver Broncos have a younger talented defense and could use his talent paired with his veteran leadership. Their goal is to return to the NFL Playoffs and compete for a Super Bowl this season.
New Broncos ILB Joe Schobert will wear No. 48 in Denver.
— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) August 15, 2022
The Denver Broncos officially ended their rebuild when they cashed in and traded for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Their offense should take a serious step up this season with him under center. Adding Joe Schobert will beef up their defense and provide another veteran voice to lead the talented, but young players on that side of the ball. The AFC West is crowded this season and the Broncos will need to be at their best if they want to make the NFL Playoffs.