The Cleveland Browns organization is reportedly paying respect to a couple of team legends such as Joe Thomas & Darrel Brewster during the Cleveland Browns home opener in Week 2 of the NFL season against the New York Jets, being inducted into the team’s legend program!
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam upon announcing the news stated that “Darrell ‘Pete’ Brewster and Joe Thomas are incredibly deserving of becoming Browns Legends, and we commend them for their commitment to the team on the field and community off of it.”
Arguably the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Joe Thomas will be honored for his work during his illustrious 11-year career with the Cleveland Browns, starting when the franchise drafted him at the 3rd overall pick out of Wisconsin University during the 2007 NFL Draft.
Of all his 6,680 pass-blocking attempts, Joe Thomas only allowed 30 QB sacks during his 11 seasons as a left tackle in the NFL, with the next likely step for Joe Thomas going forward will be his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023.
Darrell ‘Pete’ Brewster came out of Purdue University being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2nd round at 21st overall during the 1952 NFL Draft, making the pro bowl at tight end twice in 1956 and 1957.
Considered one of the best tight ends of his era, Brewster is now being honored for his time as a Cleveland Brown, but Brewster sadly passed away on January 3rd, 2020 and will be honored posthumously by his family members.
Both Cleveland Browns legends will be ceremonially honored during halftime for the Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets on September 18th.
Congratulations to both legends for their amazing effort and work ethic towards helping the Cleveland Browns franchise to become one of the most important in professional football.