Browns sign LT Thomas for 7 yrs, $84 million Browns agreed to terms with LT Joe Thomas on a seven-year, $84 million extension with $44 million guaranteed. The mammoth extension pays Thomas Larry Fitzgerald/Julius Peppers kind of money, busting the old high-water mark for offensive line guarantees. And he's worth every penny. Thomas has played four years in the NFL. He's made the Pro Bowl in each season, twice been a first-team All-Pro, never missed a start, and (our favorite Thomas fact): Never missed a practice. The Browns don't have many playmakers on offense, but they have the best left tackle in football protecting their QB-of-the-future hopeful, Colt McCoy. Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter Aug 22, 8:17 PM It seems that the O-Line value of Contracts has been significantly enhanced by Mankins and Thomas. These 2 players imo will push up the contracts demanded by FA Linemen. what are your thoughts on a G and a LT who's contracts are hugely responsible for the future escalation of Offensive Line deals demanded in FA'cy? this undoubtedly will have a HUGE effect on future deals. Old news I know, but I want to hear responses to my honest and valid questions.