Joe Thuney brings a ton of valuable experience to the Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs needed a ton of help up front on their offensive line last season and they went out and got it. The whole offensive line has been overhauled and put back together for Kansas City, and some new pieces should stand out this year.
One key addition the Chiefs got in the offseason is Joe Thuney. He’s someone Kansas City fans should be thrilled to have on their team this year.
Thuney, originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round back in 2016 out of North Carolina State, has been a steady force up front for his career. So far, he’s played in 80 regular season games and he’s started in every single one of those games. In the playoffs, he’s started in 10 games.
Oh, and there’s the fact that Thuney has helped New England to win two Super Bowls. It never hurts to add a key contributors from Super Bowl winning teams to your roster.
Thuney has a ton of talent and experience, but he’s not old or worn down. The Kansas City Chiefs locked a 28-year-old, versatile offensive lineman into a five-year, $80 million contract, guaranteeing they’d have an experienced presence on their offensive line for the foreseeable future.
Given how last year’s offensive line fell apart for the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes had to scramble constantly throughout the Super Bowl, Thuney was a monumental addition for this team for both this season and for the future.
Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL. The Chiefs must do everything possible to keep him healthy and on his feet. Someone like Thuney is a reliable option to help protect Mahomes.
Make sure to keep an eye on the 6-5, 308 pound offensive lineman as he is almost certain to be a factor for the Chiefs this year and moving forward.