Offensive linemen tend to be forgotten, at every level of football. Indeed, we posted a poll with the finalists for the PFT Heroes Award for the best offensive lineman of 2010.
And then we forgot all about it.
We’ve finally remembered. Based on your input we’re giving the award to Browns left tackle Joe Thomas.
Thomas, a four-year veteran, has started all 64 games of his career. He’s a four-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All Pro.
The other finalists were Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, Chiefs guard Brian Waters, Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn, Packers guard Josh Sitton, and Falcons tackle Tyson Clabo.
A rare bright spot on a generally bad Browns team, Joe Thomas deserves a higher profile. We’re doing our part by recognizing a guy who seems to be destined to spend the rest of the decade playing the game not far from his ultimate football destination.