Report: Juan Thornhill joining Browns on a three-year, $21 million deal

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Free agent safety Juan Thornhill has agreed to terms on a three-year, $21 million contract with $14 million fully guaranteed with the Browns, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Thornhill ranks 75th on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents.

The Chiefs made Thornhill a second-round selection in 2019, and he played 65 of a possible 66 games in his career in Kansas City. He missed a game against the Rams last November with a calf injury.

He has 52 career starts, including 16 in 2022 when he played 95 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.

Thornhill, 27, has totaled 234 tackles, eight interceptions, 20 pass breakups, one sack and one forced fumble in his career.

In 2022, Thornhill recorded 71 tackles, one sack, three interceptions and nine pass breakups.

11 responses to “Report: Juan Thornhill joining Browns on a three-year, $21 million deal

  1. He’s good but not $7mil per yr good. Thanks for the ring Juan. Get that money while you can. Look at the bright side, you’ll be off early next season and will have more time to enjoy the loot.

  2. It seemed the ACL tear slowed down his development and he has a few mediocre seasons. But, the lights seemed to come back on towards the end of last season.

  3. Two SBs, the first one he missed, might as well play for a team that will be playing golf before next January

  4. Good pick up, a little expensive, but less than JohnsonIII. Receivers will need to keep their heads up on those crossing routes.

  5. He was KC’s worst DB and never lived up to his 2nd round selection but has stayed in the league so not a compete bust.

  6. Die hard Chiefs fan here…sad to see him go. Chiefs loss and Browns gain for sure. Talent around the ball and has now really rebounded from the devastaing knee injury of two yrs ago. Great young player with much experience and much upside. Browns are better today and Chiefs are a little less strong in our defensive backfield at safety. Kid is a winner or sure.

  7. While watching his rookie breakout performances (until he got seriously injured) I figured the Chiefs had their stud free safety for the next decade.

    He just never regained that consistently fearless, flying to the ball, blanketing receivers dude he was when he first stepped onto the field again after his injury recovery. Played with less reckless abandon as a safety and more trepidation.

    Helped the Chiefs win enough games to play in 4 straight AFCCG’s and 2 Super Bowls. Team first guy, won’t ever cause extraneous problems or bring off field issues into the locker room.

    Quality dude. Thanks for efforts, Juan!

  8. It is very interesting to read the comments of Chiefs’ fans here: mostly positive and some are even “glowing”, but a few people really dissing the guy.

    Based on the little I saw him play, and the PFF #s attached to him after full recovery, I’m glad the Browns got a true free safety of his caliber.

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