For a player who has been the best at his position for almost the entirety of his career, Joe Thomas deserves better than the Cleveland Browns, and yet the All-Pro left tackle will not ask to be traded at the Nov. 1 deadline, a source tells ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon.
Thomas reportedly wants to stay with the Browns and finish his career with the team that drafted him third overall in 2007.
Highly regarded as the NFL’s premier left tackle, Thomas is the only offensive lineman to be selected to nine consecutive Pro Bowls to start his career, and yet he has played for one winning team in Cleveland since 2007.
Thomas, 31, was almost traded to Denver last season, but the Browns backed out after the two sides failed to agree on a package at the deadline.
Even though Thomas will not ask to be traded, this does not guarantee a trade will not happen. But at least the Browns know where Thomas stands. His loyalty to Cleveland is strong.