One of the budding storylines of the Cleveland Browns’ off-season is the future of franchise left tackle Joe Thomas. Thomas, who had a season-ending triceps injury last season, has yet to confirm to the Browns if he is coming back to resume his career or hit the road for greener pastures. Those currently greener pastures are in the world of broadcasting, a place where Thomas has divulged into already. Thomas has put together a top sports podcast with former Cleveland teammate Andrew Hawkins called “Thomahawk” and has made a number of appearances on ESPN.
It’s no secret that Thomas has a future in broadcasting if he wants one. But some developing news came out today that might help us figure out what Thomas is planning on doing next year.
#Browns LT Joe Thomas had an interview and audition with Fox Sports to be the color analyst for Thursday Night Football next season.
— Kyle Kelly (@ByKyleKelly) March 6, 2018
According to Kyle Kelly of USA Today, Thomas has undergone the process with Fox Sports to possibly become the next color commentator for Thursday Night Football. It had been talked about him taking a role with ESPN for Monday Night Football as well, with Thomas taking the role current Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had.
It’ll be interesting to see what Thomas does decide to do in this upcoming year and whether he’ll be on the field or on the sideline. With the Browns apparently out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, a guy that Thomas was vocal on bringing to Cleveland as the next quarterback, it might make it easier for Thomas to decide to hang up his jersey and venture into the media side of things.