Football 101: No. 52, Joe Schmidt

We continue with our roundups of the next players in the Football 101. Starting next week, these will go behind the paywall … thanks for reading, and for those who aren’t subscribers, I hope you’ll consider joining! Joe Joe Schmidt may or may not be the first great middle linebacker in the NFL. There are historians who will point to Bill George, who only JUST preceded Schmidt and was the terrific middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears before a guy named Butkus came along.

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