On the very first day that NFL franchises could even begin to make any moves in free agency, at least legally, in day one of the league’s allowed “tampering” period, the K.C. Chiefs made waves at a time of the offseason that they were supposed to stay quiet. Instead of acting like the cash-strapped team that they’ve been portrayed as so far this winter, the Chiefs came out fishing for some of the biggest prizes in free agency and landed one with the signing of offensive lineman Joe Thuney.
Thuney has reportedly agreed to a mammoth five-year deal with Kansas City worth up to $80 million. That’s a lot of money but it’s also an important player, so what should Chiefs Kingdom think of the addition?
On the latest episode of the Arrowhead Addict podcast, co-hosts Sterling Holmes and Matt Conner broke down the signing from multiple angles. Not only do we discuss our own thoughts on the signing, but we also tried our best to answer questions like:
- What does this mean for the Chiefs financially going forward?
- Is Thuney going to stay at guard or can he move to tackle?
- What does this say about general manager Brett Veach?
- Where do the Chiefs go from here?
Given that the Chiefs recently released longtime tackles Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher and are reportedly allowing Austin Reiter to leave in free agency, the Chiefs offensive line has a long way to go even after such a lucrative contract given out to secure one of the guard spots. That could mean more to come.
As we all wait to see what the Chiefs will do next, check out the latest episode of the Arrowhead Addict podcast below and let us know what you’re thinking in the comments or on Twitter.