CLEVELAND — With December having arrived, it's not just the end of the year that is near, but also, the end of the decade. And what a decade it's been for the Cleveland Browns.
In order to celebrate the 2010s, we're enlisting in your help to compile the Browns' All-Decade Team. Each day, we'll release a poll on Twitter asking you to vote for a particular position, in addition to sharing the previous day's result.
On Thursday, you voted Gary Barnidge as the tight end of the Browns' All-Decade Team for the 2010s. Below, you can vote for the team's offensive tackles.
When the Cleveland Browns signed Gary Barnidge prior to the 2013 season, it hardly made headlines. After all, the Louisville product's primary contributions in his four seasons with the Carolina Panthers came on special teams, as he totaled just 18 receptions for 320 yards and 1 touchdown with the team.
And through Barnidge's first two seasons in Cleveland, it appeared he'd be doing much of the same as he played alongside -- and behind -- an emerging Pro Bowl tight end in Jordan Cameron. But after Cameron left the Browns to sign a free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins following the 2014 season, Barnidge found himself facing the biggest opportunity of his career.
And he didn't disappoint.
Starting in a career-high 13 games, Barnidge totaled team-highs of 79 receptions for 1,043 yards and 9 touchdowns, including a memorable touchdown grab in the Browns' Week 5 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Earning Pro Bowl honors, Barnidge's 1,043 receiving yards marked the second-most ever totaled by a Browns tight end and the seventh-most in franchise history.
Barnidge failed to replicate his stellar stats in 2016, but still provided steady production with 55 receptions for 612 yards and 2 scores. In four seasons in Cleveland, he tallied 160 receptions for 1,938 yards and 13 touchdowns before retiring following the 2016 campaign.
Next up, the candidates for the Cleveland Browns' All-Decade Offensive Tackles:
Joe Thomas (2007-2017)
After earning three Pro Bowl selections in his first three seasons, Joe Thomas continued to build his Hall of Fame-worthy career in the 2010s as he earned Pro Bowl honors in every season from 2010-2016. In addition to his 10 consecutive Pro Bowl selections, the Wisconsin product was named first-team All-Pro seven times (2009-2011, 2013-2016) and second-team twice (2008, 2012). Played an NFL record 10,363 consecutive snaps from the start of his rookie season until suffering a torn triceps during the 2017 season, which ultimately ended his legendary career.
Mitchell Schwartz (2012-15)
Selected in the second round (37th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Started all 64 games of his Cleveland career at right tackle over the course of four seasons with the team, never missing a snap. Was named to the PFWAA All-Rookie Team in 2012. Signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2015 season and has gone on to earn one first-team All-Pro (2018) and two second-team All-Pro (2016, 2017).
Greg Robinson (2018-present)
Former No. 2 overall pick who signed with the Browns as a free agent prior to the 2018 season. Took over as the team's starting left tackle midway through his first season in Cleveland and helped provide a steadying force on the offensive line. Showed inconsistencies early in the 2019 season, but bounced back from a midseason benching to improve his play.
Chris Hubbard (2018-present)
Signed as a free agent with the Browns prior to the 2018 season after four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Has started 27 of his first 28 games with the team at right tackle, including all 16 games in 2018.