Joe Thuney Bio: Football, Career, NFL, Family & Net Worth

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Joe Thuney has proven himself to be one of the best American football offensive guards currently linked with the Kansas City Chiefs and has made a tremendous impact in the National Football League (NFL).

He was a prominent member of the New England Patriots team and played five seasons as a professional.

Joe turned pro in 2016 after being selected by the Patriots as the 78th overall pick in the NFL draft that year.

Notably, in Thuney’s five-year career with the Patriots, he was named the Second-team All-pro and also won Super Bowl twice (LI, LIII).

Joe Thuney, The Offensive Guard of Kansas City Chiefs
Joe Thuney, The Offensive Guard of Kansas City Chiefs (Source: Yahoo! Sports)

In the 2019 season, Joe was Pro Football Focus’s third-highest-rated guard in the AFC.

Joe Thuney and Creed Humphrey were named to the Second-Team All-Pro in January 2023.

Today, let’s dive into the life of Joe Thuney and discuss all his incredible football journey. We will also discuss Joe’s early life, family, net worth, personal life, and many more. 

But, before diving into his life, let’s take a glance at quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Joseph Thuney
Birth Date November 16, 1992
Birth Place Centerville, Ohio
Nick Name Joe
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Archbishop Alter High School
North Carolina State University
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Mike Thuney
Mother’s Name Beth Thuney
Siblings Eric Thuney
Monica Thuney
Megan Thuney
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6’5″/1.96 m/196 cm
Weight 138 kg/304 lb.
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Golden Brown
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Unknown
Built Athletic
Girlfriend Shannon Costello
Marital Status Unknown
Wife Unknown
Children No
Profession American football player 
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $15.5 million
Team(s) Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots (former)
Affiliations NFL
Active Since 2016-present
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
NFL Merch Trading Cards, Jerseys
Last Update May, 2024

Early Life, Education & Parents

Joseph Thuneyshortly, Joe Thuney was born in Centerville, Ohio, to parents Dr.Mike Thuney and Beth Thuney. His father, Mike, is a doctor and works as a physician.

Joe has three other siblings, a brother named Eric Thuney and two sisters named Monica thuney and Megan thuney. 

Joseph Thuney Family
Joseph Thuney’s Family (Source: Twitter)

Joe was very passionate about football since his early days and showed signs of talent and determination.

He didn’t let this passion for football fade away and continued playing football in his high school days.

The guard attended Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio. There Joe was a member of two D4 state championship teams. As a senior, he was also the president of his class and Greater Catholic League Lineman of the Year.

After completing high school, Joe then joined North Carolina State University, where he started his junior year as a left guard and left tackle in his senior year.

Interestingly, Joe was the first member of the NC State Wolfpack to be named an All-American since 1979.

He was also a finalist for the Campbell Trophy, which is rewarded to the student with the best combination of academics, community service, and performance on the field.

Talented and hardworking Joe graduated from NC State in just three years.

Age And Height

Having been born in 1992 makes Joe’s age 31 years old currently as of 2024.

The talented offensive guard shares his birthday on November 16, making his birth sign ScorpioAnd people under this sign are known for being ambitious, creative, brave, and talented.

Moving on, Joe stands at the height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) and weighs around 140 kg (308 pounds).

Joe On His Way To Training Ground
Joe On His Way To Training Ground (Source: Instagram)

Thuney does different workouts to keep his body fit and exhibits excellent strength and movement skills on the field. Moreover, Joe’s ability to keep his feet moving to seal the edge while still shutting down counter moves is awe-inspiring in the field.

His extraordinary abilities and perfect size have made him stand out as one of the best players in the NFL. 

Besides, Joe’s other notable body features include his short golden brown hair, pair of black eyes, and broad smile.

Professional Career And Stats

After an incredible college career, Joe was drafted by the New England Patriots as the 78th pick overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Joe started in every potential game from his rookie year and continued to play well. 

According to, Joe is known to have played the highest number of snaps of any Patriot in 2016.

The offensive guard also started all three postseason games in 2017. That season Thuney was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI defeating the Atlanta Falcons.

Joe Thuney Kissing his Super Bowl Trophy
Joe Thuney Kissing His Super Bowl (Source: Instagram)

Following that victory, Thuney also made it to his second straight Super Bowl after the Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. 

The Patriots failed to repeat their feat as they lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Once again in 2018, and for the third time in his three-year career, Joe made it to his third Super Bowl after the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams that season.

Notably, Joe was the first player in NFL history to start in the Super Bowl in each of his first three seasons in the NFL.

Further, in 2019, Joe was also the Pro Football Focus’s third highest-rated guard in the AFC, behind Quinton Nelson and Marshal Yanda.

In his five-year with the Patriots, Joe has only had a total of 21 penalties against him. 

On March 16, 2020, the Patriots placed the franchise tag on Joe. On March 20, he signed the franchise tag.

Kansas City Chiefs

After the Patriots, the professional football player signed a five-year contract with Kansas City Chiefs on March 18, 2021.

In 2022, the offensive guard bagged a total of around $52.5 million. He will play his fourth Super Bowl in 7 years against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12, 2023.


Net Worth And Income

Joe Thuney has come a long way following the path he is passionate about. Along with the name and fame, the talented player has accumulated impressive wealth from his successful career.

As of 2024, Joe’s net worth is assumed to be around $5 million, which he accrued mainly through his playing career as a professional football player in the NFL.

Initially, Thuney signed a four-year contract worth $84,000,000 with the New England Patriots in 2016, including $44,378,000 guaranteed money with an average annual salary of $21,000,000. 

After that, Joe signed a one-year franchise tag with the New England Patriots worth $14.78 million.

On March 18, 2021, the offensive guard signed a five-year contract worth $80 Million with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent.

Well, with Joe’s incredible performance growing and improving day by day, we can imagine how high his net worth might be in the coming years.

We are sure Thuney’s earnings will only grow in numbers, just like his career.

Net Worth of Joe Thuney In Different Currencies

Below is the net worth of Joe Thuney in different currencies, including the Euro and BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro €4,586,300 
Pound Sterling £4,033,700
Australian Dollar A$7,063,595
Canadian Dollar C$6,664,675
Indian Rupee ₹40,75,29,500
BitCoin ฿215.36

Personal Life

Joe Thuney is a famous professional NFL player, so along with his football career, Thuney’s personal life is also much discussed in the sports community.

Unlike others, Joe has kept his personal life strictly away from the media’s eyes.

But, with some social media digging, we found out that Joe is currently in a relationship with Shannon Costello. However, some sites claimed that he had been married, but nothing was confirmed from Joe’s side.

There is also absolutely no news regarding Joe’s past affairs or ex-girlfriends.

Joseph Thuney Child
Joseph Thuney With His Niece (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Joe likes to spend most of his time training for matches and doing workouts.

Whenever he has free time, the player likes traveling to different places and enjoying himself with his friends and family. Besides, Joe also loves spending time with his niece.

Social Media Presence

Joseph is not much of a social media guy but frequently finds time to post some pictures. His Instagram is filled with pictures of him during training, games, and some snippets of his happy moments with friends, family, and his niece and nephews.

The offensive guard is available on Instagram under the handle @josephthuney, and Twitter @JosephThuney.

Instagram: 47.9k followers


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Twitter: 14.3k followers


After winning the Super Bowl two times and Pro Bowl one time, Joe has earned thousands of fans worldwide.

Joe Thuney's Popularity Graph
Joe Thuney’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Joe Thuney based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Joe Thuney playing?

Joe Thuney is currently playing for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.

Does Joe Thuney play left or right guard?

Joe Thuney is actually a left guard. However, he played as a right guard instead of Niang after Niang suffered from a knee injury.

Who is number 62 on the New England Patriots?

During Joe's time at the New England Patriots, he used to wear the no.62 jersey.

Is Joe Thuney good?

Joe Thuney has proven himself to be one of the most talented and reliable players. Since his rookie year, Joe has started in every potential game. He recorded 100% of Kansas City Chiefs offensive snaps in all the games of the 2022-23 seasons except for one against Denver Broncos, where he recorded 68%.

What Happened to Joe?

In the second half of the Week 17 game of the 2022-23 season, Joe suffered an apparent injury on the ensuing play. The injury was in the same ankle he injured against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6. His ankle injury troubled him the whole season and also made him miss some time in Week 12 and Week 13. Joe also suffered an ankle injury in a game with the Patriots back in October 2020.

What is the Madden Rating of Thuney? What is his bench press record?

Thuney has a madden rating of 88 overall. Well, he has a bench press record of 28 reps.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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