Joe Thuney not sweating the future

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Patriots left guard Joe Thuney enters the final season of his rookie deal uncertain about his future. He’s not sweating the unknown, though.

“I’m just focused on what I control, and I’m just focused on being here,” Thuney said, via Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald. “I love New England. It’s been awesome here and just trying to improve, get better and get ready for the season.”

The Patriots signed right guard Shaq Mason to an extension a year ago as he was entering the final season of his rookie contract. They let their past two starting left tackles, Nate Solder and Trent Brown, leave for bigger deals elsewhere.

Thuney, a third-round pick in 2016, has started 48 of a possible 48 games in his career. Thuney, Mason and David Andrews are entering their fourth consecutive season together as starters.

“I love it here,” Thuney said. “It’s great. The organization’s been awesome, teammates have been awesome. So absolutely no complaints from me.”

Thuney is scheduled to make a $1.995 million base salary this season and count $2.218 million against the cap.

14 responses to “Joe Thuney not sweating the future

  1. Keep Andrews, Thuney and Mason together!! the interior of the offensive line is a major strong point to the offense. ask Emmitt Smith how much of a factor Dallas’s offensive line was to his and ultimately the teams success. HOGGIES UP!!

  2. Thuney is a smart kid. I’m sure he could retire right now and never have to work another day in his life. He’ll just keep enjoying life and doing what he loves doing. If someone else comes along and wants to pay him $50 million, then he’ll probably take time out to think about his options. Until then, he’ll just work hard and do his job. You’d think more players would be smart like Thuney, but that’s not always the case.

  3. It’s all about how much money he decides is enough to stay put. The salaries of Solder, Brown and Flowers are completely out of reach for NE.

  4. Joe gets his payday next year. Unfortunately, it won’t be in NE.
    The Pats drafted Froholdt to be their next left guard at a much lower salary. Cajuste will take the right tackle spot, and Wynn will be entrenched at LT.

    Pats are planning for life after Brady. The offensive line and running game will be strong and cap friendly. N’Keal Harry will be on a rookie deal for 5 years. Just need a strong TE in next years draft.

  5. I think the Pats will try hard to keep him. But with them it’s all about value, cost, cap & roster management. His his market value exceeds what the Pats have earmarked for him he’ll be gone. I think they really like him and will want to retain him, but they stay true to the system and let players walk all the time…..and then get the compensatory picks later.

  6. Making $2 million after starting every game for 3 years! Rookie wage scale is so out of whack now.

  7. If hes reasonable about his asking price they will work out a deal. if he’s shooting to be the higest paid gaurd in the nfl they will move on!the pats don’t over pay for anyone tb12 included!

  8. losing your best DL and OL men doesn’t look good from here
    oh my god, what will they do? they’ve never had talented players leave before! looks like this the end, probably won’t beat the jets for the next 10 years.

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