It should only take one series for Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas to make history in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. In four more plays, Thomas will have 10,000 snaps to his name—and consecutive snaps at that. At present, that number stands at 9,996, which is believed to be the longest streak for any player in NFL history.
Thomas, drafted by the Browns with the third-overall pick in 2007, has never missed a game nor a play, starting in all of his 161 games. And he’s also not lost a step, with the 10-time Pro Bowler still earning high marks for his pass- and run-blocking.
Pro Football Focus named Thomas their Team of the Week left tackle for his performance in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after allowing one pressure—a sack by Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt—in 41 pass-blocking snaps.