We are doing a countdown to the Cleveland Browns' first regular season game against the New York Jets, which is on September 13, 2015. For each day we are counting down, we will try to find a photo of a current or past member of the Browns in that uniform, and we'll also list the players who have donned that jersey in the past.
As of Thursday, we are just 73 days away from the Browns' regular season opener. No. 73 is currently represented by veteran left tackle Joe Thomas. Thomas is already set to be a future Hall of Famer, but here is a question for some of you old-timers: who takes the crown for the best to wear No. 73, Thomas or Doug Dieken? Here is the list of players who have worn No. 73 in the history of the franchise, per Pro Football Reference: