One of the best offensive lineman of all time called it a career on Wednesday, as Joe Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
After receiving tons of praise for his incredible playing career, the left tackle hinted that his next career move could be in broadcasting.
On his Uninterrupted podcast titled The ThomaHawk Show — with former Browns teammate Andrew Hawkins — Thomas said that he has already auditioned as an NFL analyst for both ESPN and FOX.
“I’ve got several options that are on the table,” Thomas said on Wednesday’s podcast. “I’ve auditioned for a few colors jobs on TV. I’m going to audition for one coming up. I’ve had a number of broadcast people reach out to me to gauge my interest. Like I mentioned, the Browns have talked to me about doing something with them.”
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) March 14, 2018
While it is unclear on whether or not Thomas will land a broadcasting job, he did say that he will not take any coaching or front office jobs in the near future, noting he wanted to focus his time on his family.
“I can say for sure, this next year I won’t be taking a full-time coaching job, and I won’t be doing a full-time front office job,” Thomas said. “I want to at least take some time away from the grind of the day-to-day and spend a little bit more time with my kids and my family, and try to figure out what life is going to look like after football is over.”
Thomas is a 10-time Pro-Bowler and played an NFL record 10,363 consecutive snaps before his 2017 season ended due to a torn left triceps.