AP source: Jaguars to sign LB Schobert to $53.75M contract

Former Badgers linebacker gets $22.5 million guaranteed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Joe Schobert and filled one of the team’s biggest needs.

A person familiar with the transaction says Schobert will sign a five-year contract worth $53.75 million and includes $22.5 million guaranteed.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal isn’t official.

Jacksonville had been looking to upgrade its linebacking corps after failing to adequately replace retired starters Paul Posluszny and Telvin Smith.

The Jaguars drafted Murray State’s Quincy Williams in the third round last year, but he didn’t ended up getting benched.