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Joe Thomas is 1 of 11 players to be on NFL’s Top 100 list all six years

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Our friend Rich Hill over at Pats Pulpit compiled cumulative data on the NFL’s Top 100 list over the past six years. There are 11 players who have been on the list for all six years, and one of those players is Cleveland Browns LT Joe Thomas.

Being a part of that exclusive club needs to be taken with some other considerations in mind. For example, QB Peyton Manning would typically be on the list every year, but since he retired, his streak stopped at five years. Some of it has to do with how young certain players are. For example, CB Richard Sherman seems like a lock to make the list, but he wasn’t in the league when the lists started, so he’s only been on there for four years.

Here are the 11 players who have been on the list all six years:

QB Tom Brady
QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Ben Roethlisberger
QB Drew Brees
RB Adrian Peterson
WR Larry Fitzgerald
LT Joe Thomas
OLB DeMarcus Ware
LB Clay Matthews
NT Ndamukong Suh
CB Darrelle Revis

Browns CB Joe Haden has only made the list twice. Other current Browns who have made the list at some point in their career are QB Robert Griffin III, WR Josh Gordon, and TE Gary Barnidge with one a piece.