There has been a surprising amount of fan speculation that the Browns are willing to trade left tackle Joe Thomas.
Possibly sparked by the fan speculation, some league insiders have been to take the possibility seriously.
Per multiple league sources, it’s highly unlikely to happen.
For starters, we’re told that coach Eric Mangini “loves” Thomas (not in that way — but that possibility would have made for a compelling episode of Playmakers . . . not that there’s anything wrong with it).
More importantly, there’s typically only one way to get a 10-year left tackle: through the first round of the draft. Few teams that have one will be willing to give him up — especially when he’s only in the third year of his contract.
That said, any player could be had for the right offer. To get Thomas, however, someone would have to absolutely blow the Browns away, possibly with a Herschel Walker-type package of picks and/or players.