Browns Thomas to become highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018
A team spokesman said Saturday that the Browns had agreed to the pay bump before Thomas, a 10-time Pro Bowler, was injured and they’ll stick to their plan.
The Browns stuck by their word of giving the offensive lineman a raise for this season and next season, making Thomas the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018.
Thomas got a 1.5 million dollar raise this year and the same for next year.
Thomas originally signed a seven-year, $80.5 million deal through the 2018 season.
Before having surgery, Thomas said he would wait until after the season before deciding if he would continue playing.
Thomas is now scheduled to take home $13.5 million in cash in 2018. The offensive lineman had surgery last month to repair a torn biceps muscle. That injury ended his 10,363 straight snap streak, believed to be the longest in NFL history.