Former Patriots guard Joe Thuney has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal is reportedly worth $80 million over five years. Back-to-back AFC Champion Kansas City just released two of their best linemen, Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher. Signing Thuney will help mitigate those losses, even though he has not played tackle since college.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Monday.
For the #Chiefs and Joe Thuney, it’s a 5-year deal worth $80M, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
Thuney is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots. He is now joining a team that has been to two Super Bowls in a row, winning the 2020 Super Bowl against the 49ers. It is unclear what the Chiefs’ plan regarding replacing their two Pro Bowl tackles is, but Thuney will presumably remain at his offensive guard position.
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