Joe Thuney, Trey Smith
When the Chiefs signed free agent guard joe Thuney to a 5-year, $80 million deal on the opening day of free agency, they did it to shore up the interior which had been pretty poor the last few years. Thuney is an All-Pro guard with Super Bowl experience and shouldn’t miss a beat coming over to Kansas City. Thuney is a great pass-blocker and a great run-blocker as he helped lead the third ranked rushing offense in the NFL with New England last season. (146.6 rush yards per game) Thuney is without a doubt, the starter at left guard.
Looking at the backup left guard spot, I believe Chiefs 6th round rookie Trey Smith will be the first man in line to play left guard if something goes wrong with Thuney. Many have considered Smith to be the steal of the draft because he was a top-100 talent that fell because of medical questions. Although, Smith played mostly right guard in college at Tennessee, right guard is already pretty loaded which we’ll get too later so for Smith will likely have to be the backup guard on the left side in order to be on the two-deep. Smith is seen as a great run-blocker with tremendous athleticism so it isn’t unthinkable that he can quickly find himself on the field for Kansas City.