By James Jefferson
According to NFL Network inside Tom Pelissero, former Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill is headed to the Cleveland Browns. The deal is reportedly for three years and $21 million with $14 million fully guaranteed. Thornhill accumulated 234 tackles, one sack, and eight interceptions in four seasons with the Chiefs.
The loss of Thornhill is hardly a surprise. The Chiefs drafted Cincinnati Safety, Bryan Cook a year ago in the second round. The rookie was outstanding for the Chiefs last year and was a key player in the postseason. His emergence as an every-down player gave the Chiefs the confidence they could lose Thornhill in free agency. Cook and Justin Reid form a young dynamic duo in the back of the KC’s defense. Though I would expect General Manager, Brett Veach, will add a veteran safety via free agency at some point. The loss of Thornhill does remove depth at the position.
Two-time Super Bowl winner Juan Thornhill agreed to terms with the #Browns on a three-year, $21 million contract with $14 million fully guaranteed at signing over the first two years, per sources.
Thornhill started 52 games for the #Chiefs. A big addition for Cleveland.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023