Joe Thuney Heads to Kansas City

Joe Thuney Heads to Kansas City

Joe Thuney heads to Kansas City! The offensive guard is moving on from the New England Patriots.

On Monday, Thuney’s agent announced that he has signed an $80 million deal with Kansas City that will keep him with the Chiefs for five years. At over $15 million per year, the deal becomes the most for any guard on a multi-year signing.

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The signing is huge for a Chiefs team who has struggled to keep the pressure off of star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, especially during the last two playoff seasons and most notably during the team’s Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.

A fixture at left guard, Thuney, 28, never missed a game or a start in his five seasons with the New England Patriots, becoming the first player in NFL history to open his career by starting in three straight Super Bowls. As Joe Thuney heads to Kansas City, fans can expect the same consistency.

Between injuries and line shuffling, the Chiefs had five players play at least 100 snaps at guard last season.

Thuney has registered 5,474 offensive snaps since he entered the league, second in the NFL over that same period. Thuney also filled in at center and right tackle in emergency situations, with his versatility one of his many assets.

He played the 2020 season under the franchise tag with the Patriots, earning a salary of $14.7 million.

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