Kansas City Chiefs sign G Paul Fanaika

Fanaika is a big, physical guard at 6-5 327, but he’s really struggled as a starter over the last 2 seasons in Arizona. After the 2009 7th round pick played no snaps in the first 4 seasons of his career, Fanaika started 30 games over the past 2 seasons, but he wasn’t good, grading out 76th out of 81 eligible guards in 2013 and 71st out of 78 eligible guards in 2014. The Chiefs don’t seem to have watched his tape from the last 2 seasons, as the money they are paying him (3 years, 8.1 million) suggests they view him as a starter at right guard for 2015. He’ll face competition from Zach Fulton, who was Pro Football Focus’ 64th ranked guard out of 78 eligible in 2014 as a 6th round rookie at left guard, and Jeff Allen, a natural left guard who graded out 60th out of 81 eligible in 2013 and missed all of 2014 with an injury. Right guard will probably continue to be a position of weakness for the Chiefs upfront in 2015. This isn’t a ton of money, but Fanaika still isn’t worth this.

Grade: C-




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