Perhaps the worst moment of this disastrous Browns season came during week seven, when future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas was lost for the season with a torn triceps.
Prior to being injured, Thomas had been one of the Browns few shining lights, never missing a snap during his 10-year career and making the Pro Bowl each season.
Despite his recent health struggles, the Browns have apparently decided to reward Thomas for his years of faithful service: According to ESPN's Field Yates, the team has amended Thomas' contract and award him $3 million more total over the next two years. This would raise Thomas' 2018 salary to $13.5 million, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.
Sources: Browns give OT Joe Thomas a raise, making him the highest paid OL in the NFL for 2018. https://t.co/S0GQ6LW9SI— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 4, 2017
Thomas, who underwent surgery two weeks ago, has not yet fully committed to playing next season.