Cleveland Browns Sign Former Chiefs Safety To Multi-Year Deal

The Cleveland Browns have made a smart addition to their defense by signing free-agent safety Juan Thornhill to a three-year, $21 million contract.

Thornhill comes to Cleveland after four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he proved himself as a reliable contributor and a proven playmaker.

Despite being on the older side for a player going into his fifth season at 27 years old, Thornhill has been durable and has improved against the run after some early-career issues.

In 2022, he logged 71 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions, and a sack over 16 regular-season games, making him an attractive addition for the Browns as they look to improve their defense under new coordinator Jim Schwartz.  

Thornhill is expected to immediately step in as the Browns' starting free safety alongside Grant Delpit, and his addition should be an upgrade to the Browns' secondary heading into the 2023 season. 

Entering his fifth NFL season, Thornhill has recorded 234 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight interceptions and 20 passes defended across 65 games played.
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