Joe Thomas: Too early to make any decisions about playing again

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Browns left tackle Joe Thomas never missed a snap in the NFL until injuring his triceps in Sunday’s loss to the Titans and now there’s some question about whether he’ll ever play another one.

Thomas tore the triceps and is currently scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday on the injury that ended his 2017 season. Thomas said he hopes to give the Browns as much help as he can while he’s recovering after surgery this year, but isn’t willing to commit to anything as far as 2018 is concerned.

“Am I done playing? I don’t know … It’s too early to make any decisions,” Thomas said, via the team.

The immediate aftermath of a major injury isn’t the best time to make long-term calls and there’s no reason to speed up the process at this point. Thomas is signed for next season and it will be months before the Browns will have any need for a concrete idea of what Thomas’ plans are for next season.

23 responses to “Joe Thomas: Too early to make any decisions about playing again

  1. im torn on this….

    on one hand i respect loyalty (specially in these times) as much as the next guy.
    on the other….damn, this all pro should be ballin in the playoffs year in and year out.

  2. Another failed roster architecture decision in my honest opinion. They had multiple opportunities to get value from Joe while he still had some. Joe could have closed out his career with a chance at a ring and the Browns could have stockpiled more high draft picks. I get that Cleveland needs to protect their QB but it’s not like their franchise QB is even on the roster yet. It was stubborn thinking those in charge of the roster.

  3. For once, I believe that a football player deserves better than what he’s got.

    An all-around good guy. Hall of Famer. And has never sniffed anything resembling success.

    The Browns should be contracted.

  4. It would be nice if Joe Thomas could recover fully, and then finish his career with a contender; however, most contenting teams already have a top LT. A shame he wasn’t drafted by a better organization.

  5. Mad respect for Joe Thomas, he could have demanded a trade years ago from that dumpster fire but stayed and tried to bring a winner to that proud city. Good luck with the rehab

  6. It’s pretty sad when your team’s best player has that status only because he actually plays in games.

  7. ValarMorghulis says:

    It’s pretty sad when your team’s best player has that status only because he actually plays in games.
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    If you think Joe Thomas is only good because he plays every game, you don’t have a clue about the game of football. Thomas will certainly be in the Hall of Fame.

  8. Every time I think that Larry Fitzgerald had part of his career stolen by having terrible QBs attempt to throw to him, I think of Joe Thomas and realize how fortunate Fitz was.

  9. It’s never too early when you play for the Browns. In fact, it’s better sooner rather than later.

  10. Not a browns fan but I’ll always have that image in my head of him and his dad fishing during the draft. Great story, great player, wish he was on my team.

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