It seems he's taken that tenacity and transferred it to reshaping his body in his post-playing days.
Former Browns teammate Andrew Hawkins shared a side-by-side photo of Thomas' incredible transformation.
Use the Retweet button as a round of applause for @joethomas73 incredible transformation. https://t.co/JkquDuRRN4
Yes, we checked.
No, these are not two different people.
That jacked dude is the same Joe Thomas who protected the blind side of Derek Anderson, Charlie Frye, Brady Quinn, Ken Dorsey, Bruce Gradkowski, Colt McCoy, Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace, Brandon Weeden.