"Consistent isn't a term often used to describe the Browns. Since 2007, Cleveland has turned through 14 starting quarterbacks and 5 head coaches. But during those same 8 years, Joe Thomas has been locked into left tackle, where he's never missed a start or a Pro Bowl." -Narrator, NFL Top 100
Congratulations to Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who was ranked at No. 25 on the list of the NFL's Top 100 Players of 2015. It is a slight drop off from when he was ranked No. 18 in 2014, but considering he's the highest-rated offensive tackle on the list, it's still an incredible honor for the Browns' ninth-year tackle.
The NFL's Top 100 list features the top one hundred players in the NFL, as chosen by fellow NFL players. The Browns have three players featured in 2015 -- FS Tashaun Gipson (No. 67), LT Joe Thomas (No. 25), and CB Joe Haden (No. 23). Here are some testimonials that Thomas' teammates and players around the league offered on Thomas:
"I don't think he's ever missed a start in this league. That says a lot about his toughness, especially in that position. He's the model of consistency." -DE Justin Tuck, Raiders
"There's different guys who I like to watch on film when we're playing an opponent, and Joe's at the top of that list. If I see an opponent we're playing has played the Browns, I turn on his game immediately. I just remember time and time again seeing how frustrating it is because I can't get anything from it -- he just makes everything look so easy. It's frustrating for me as a left tackle because I try really, really hard and it looks like he's just going through the motions. It doesn't matter who he's going against -- he locks them out, runs them by the quarterback, never gets pressure, never gives up a sack." -LT Joe Staley, 49ers
"His ability to get out of his stance, slow down the pass rush, and just stone it at the line -- it's a masterpiece." -ILB Karlos Dansby, Browns
"One of the best attributes he has is his ability to really understand the game. He's very intelligent. He knows what he's good at and what he's not good at. He's made himself into a great football player." -OLB Paul Kruger, Browns