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Chiefs Land G Joe Thuney On a Five-year, $80 Million Deal

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs and guard Joe Thuney have agreed to terms on a five-year, $80 million deal. After the team released two starters from last year’s squad, which came up short in the Super Bowl, this is a major pick up.

Reports surfaced just a few hours ago that the Jets were “worried” they would end up in a “bidding war” for Thuney. Turns out, their nightmares came true as the Chiefs ultimately ended up as the highest bidder.

And now that Patrick Mahomes’ restructured deal this off-season freed up an extra $17 million for the Chiefs to spend, finding an offensive lineman to protect him made sense. The last thing the NFL needs is for arguably the most talented quarterback the league has ever seen landing a tackle to keep him upright.

No word on Thuney’s guaranteed money yet, but we’re sure it’ll be absurd considering the bidding war that just went down. Five years and $80 million to protect the best player in the NFL? What a gig.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. GREAT pick up by KC…Coach Hoodie is self-destructing (IMO)…letting top tier C David Andrews leave, and top tier G Joe Thuney is out the door…
    Can you spell “M O R A L E”…I know you can, Gary, cuz you understand the psyche of the athlete…and I’m sure Coach Goat does, too…but he’s played this game with soooooooo many veterans over the years…and it’s worked out…but it’s WORKED OUT because of who was under center…
    the one constant in the equation…not “the Belichick way”…not “the Patriot way”…
    we ALLLL know the reason that team flourished…

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