Greatest offensive lineman in Cleveland Browns history: #15. Mitchell Schwartz
A second-round pick in 2012, Mitchell Schwartz was a fixture on the Cleveland offensive line for four seasons, as he never missed a snap in that span. One of the more reliable right tackles in the game, Schwartz was known primarily for his excellent ability as a pass blocker.
Unfortunately for him, he was a part of some really bad teams, despite being paired with All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas. That may have had a hand in him leaving in 2016 once he became a free agent.
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Schwartz ended up signing a five-year, $33 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs — a contract given to him by none other than John Dorsey, who was the general manager of the Chiefs at the time.
He’s only gotten better since then, making the Pro Bowl in 2018, while also earning his first-ever selection to the All-Pro First Team.
The 320-pound right tackle has also continued to be as durable as they come in Kansas City. He’s now gone 112 consecutive games without missing a start and is now the active iron-man in consecutive snaps.
He took that role over back in 2017 when his former teammate, Joe Thomas, saw his incredible streak of 10,363 snaps come to an end due to a triceps injury.
Schwartz has a long way to go to beat Thomas, but it’s something that he could end up doing. It’s just a shame he’s doing so well in a city other than Cleveland because he was a rare great selection during a tough stretch of years for the Browns.