Joe Thomas CLE Dec 28 '11
Browns LT Joe Thomas has been selected to his fifth straight Pro Bowl.
Once again, Thomas was a lone bright spot on the Browns' annually inept offense. He's never missed a start in his five-year career and remains arguably the game's best offensive lineman. Thomas signed a seven-year, $84 million extension with the Browns back in August.
Joe Thomas CLE Aug 22 '11
Browns agreed to terms with LT Joe Thomas on a seven-year, $84 million extension with $44 million guaranteed.
The mammoth extension pays Thomas Larry Fitzgerald/Julius Peppers kind of money, busting the old high-water mark for offensive line guarantees. And he's worth every penny. Thomas has played four years in the NFL. He's made the Pro Bowl in each season, twice been a first-team All-Pro, never missed a start, and (our favorite Thomas fact): Never missed a practice. The Browns don't have many playmakers on offense, but they have the best left tackle in football protecting their QB-of-the-future hopeful, Colt McCoy.