Myles Jack was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2023 offseason, and now Pro Football Focus believes one of their rivals should acquire the services of the veteran. During PFF’s one last move that each team should make, the Cleveland Browns’ move was to acquire Jack.
Jack, who dealt with a debilitating groin injury last year that kept him in and out of the lineup, but the former Jaguars and Steelers linebacker is young. The Browns have played some roulette chairs in their inside linebacker corps over the last few seasons. Jack could bring them some more depth at a position where there are still some questions for the team.
“One more piece in the front seven, namely depth at off-ball linebacker with Anthony Walker Jr. coming off a tough injury, would help continue to shore up the interior of this Browns defense at all three levels,” Brad Spielberger wrote. “Myles Jack will still be just 28 years old for the duration of the 2023 season and has posted a missed tackle rate below 10% in three straight seasons. His 76 defensive stops against the run over that span rank 12th among off-ball linebackers.”
The Steelers replaced Jack with a combination of free agents that included Cole Holcomb, Elandon Roberts, Tanner Muse, and Nick Kwiatkoski. Jack, 27, spent one season in Pittsburgh, starting 13 games for the club in 2022 at inside linebacker. He led the team with 103 tackles and also had three tackles for loss, one quarterback hit and three passes defended.
Jack could be an intriguing add to Cleveland and brings an excellent veteran presence. It is likely that Jack should see himself find a home at some point this offseason. The injuries held him back in 2022, and there is plenty of juice that he still has to bring as and athletic run stopper and sure-handed tackler.