Joe Thuney

Left Guard

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $4,500,000 (2.39% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $18,100,000 (9.03% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 4.02
  • Contract Value: $80,000,000 ($16,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $31,890,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/91 at LG

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202129$990,000$3,400,000$110,000$990,000$4,500,0002.4%
2022 📝
March 20: 2023 salary is guaranteed
30$13,900,000$3,400,000$500,000$13,900,000$17,800,0008.4%
202331$15,000,000$3,400,000$500,000$0$18,900,0008.4%
2024 📝
March 20: $2 million base guaranteed
32$15,500,000$3,400,000$500,000$0$19,400,0007.6%
2025 📝
March 20: $2 million base guaranteed
33$15,500,000$3,400,000$500,000$0$19,400,000--
Total$60,890,000$17,000,000$2,110,000$14,890,000$80,000,000

Contract Notes

Joe Thuney signed a five year, $80 million contract with the Chiefs on March 15, 2021. Thuney received $46.89 million in injury guarantees of which $31.89 million is guaranteed at signing. Thuney received a $17 million signing bonus and his 2021 and 2022 salaries are fully guaranteed. He will earn a guarantee on his 2023 salary if on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2022 league year. If Thuney is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2024 and 2025 league years the team will guarantee $2 million of his salary. This mechanism accomplishes the same thing as a roster bonus but with a later payout.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$16M
$32M
$48M
$64M
$80M
20212022202320242025
Cash Due$18,100,000$14,400,000$15,500,000$16,000,000$16,000,000
Running Cash$18,100,000$32,500,000$48,000,000$64,000,000$80,000,000
Career Earnings: $36,269,428
Career APY: $7,253,886
Potential Earnings: $99,269,428
Total Guarantees: $47,444,428
Largest Cash Payment: $18,100,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $19,400,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedExpired20164$3,213,428$803,357$773,428$4,488,428139.7%$1,122,107
PatriotsFranchiseExpired20201$14,781,000$14,781,000$14,781,000$14,781,000100.0%$14,781,000
ChiefsUFAActive20215$80,000,000$16,000,000$31,890,000$17,000,00021.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots5$19,269,428$3,853,886$19,269,4280.0%$00.0%
Chiefs0$17,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Patriots$450,000$193,357$0$0$643,3570.4%$1,223,428
2017Patriots$540,000$193,357$35,000$0$768,3570.5%$575,000
2018Patriots$630,000$193,357$35,000$0$858,3570.5%$665,000
2019Patriots$1,995,000$193,357$30,000$0$2,218,3571.1%$2,025,000
2020Patriots$14,781,000$0$0$14,781,000$14,781,0007.0%$14,781,000
2021Chiefs$990,000$3,400,000$110,000$990,000$4,500,0002.4%$18,100,000
2022Chiefs$13,900,000$3,400,000$500,000$13,900,000$17,800,0008.4%$14,400,000
2023Chiefs$15,000,000$3,400,000$500,000$0$18,900,0008.4%$15,500,000
2024Chiefs$15,500,000$3,400,000$500,000$0$19,400,0007.6%$16,000,000
2025Chiefs$15,500,000$3,400,000$500,000$0$19,400,000--$16,000,000
Total$79,286,000$17,773,428$2,210,000$29,671,000$99,269,428$99,269,428

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnaps
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecial
2016160099.6%18.1%
2017160099.5%19.3%
20181600100.0%18.1%
2019160099.1%11.4%
2020160096.8%15.8%
2021200100.0%19.2%

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$9,471,000$16,000,000
Injury Adjusted$9,471,000$16,000,000
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OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.6M $6.9M $9.2M $11.6M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $6,187,000 $3,971,259

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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