The Cleveland Browns need to consider all options available to them when it comes to improving their offensive line, including former New England Patriots guard Joe Thuney.
Free-agent guard Joe Thuney should interest the Cleveland Browns. The Centerville, Ohio native has spent the first four years of his career with the New England Patriots. With the Browns in need of a guard, they should at least explore the option of adding Thuney.
For those analytically minded Joe Thuney grades out at 77.4 according to Pro Football Focus. That should help ease the minds of those concerned with finding value in a player that will make quite a bit of money.
The 27-year old guard is yet to miss a game in his career. If there is a time to invest in an offensive lineman it is on this side of 30. Thuney is going to command a fairly large contract and luckily Cleveland can afford it.
Thuney has been a left guard in New England and would have to switch to right guard due to the presence of Joel Bitonio. This would provide a solid group of interior offensive lineman to protect Baker Mayfield. Bitonio, Thuney and JC Tretter would be a great start to building up an offensive line desperately in need of help.
Adding Joe Thuney would also make taking two tackles in the draft more of a possibility. Having veteran guards next to two rookie tackles should be able to help them adjust to the NFL game.
If Cleveland stays with Wyatt Teller at right guard they may be better off signing a tackle in free agency and only drafting one instead of two. It’s all about putting together a competent and experienced group in front of Baker Mayfield. To properly achieve this Cleveland needs to sign a veteran at one of the offensive line positions. Joe Thuney is definitely an option worth considering for the Cleveland Browns.