Andrew Ken Thomas was born on January 22, 1999, he is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was selected by the Giants fourth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Thomas attended Pace Academy in Atlanta. Following his high school career, Thomas played at the Army All-American Game. He committed to Georgia on July 10, 2016, choosing the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and others.
Thomas started every game at right tackle during his true freshman season, earning him a Freshman All-American accolade after the conclusion of the season. Thomas switched to left tackle for his sophomore season. He injured his left ankle playing South Carolina and didn’t play the following game against Middle Tennessee.
Thomas was selected by the New York Giants with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Thomas played left tackle for the first five weeks of his rookie season. Thomas was benched for Matt Peart during their Week 6 match against Washington because he arrived late for a team meeting. He ended up starting the remainder of the season at left tackle.
Thomas entered the 2021 season as the Giants starting left tackle. He suffered an ankle injury in Week 6 and was placed on injured reserve on October 19, 2021. On November 22, 2021, Thomas was activated from the injured reserve. The same day, Thomas scored his first career touchdown, a two-yard reception, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Giants’ Week 11 game. In February 2022, Thomas underwent surgery to repair the same left ankle that he had injured earlier in the season.
Andrew Thomas signed a 4 year, $32,345,588 contract with the New York Giants, including a $21,084,064 signing bonus, $32,345,588 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,086,397. In 2022, Thomas will earn a base salary of $3,550,508, while carrying a cap hit of $8,821,524 and a dead cap value of $19,113,302.