KANSAS CITY – Two seasons ago, the Chiefs lost in the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Many people thought that was due to the poor job the offensive line did.

As a result, Kansas City revamped the whole position group. Five new players became starters and the offensive line was instantly better.

Hopefully, the Chiefs can keep the core of the line together. With Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith still being rookies, there are high hopes that it will be. Not to mention Orlando Brown Jr. and his possible extension coming up.

That is a very good way to look at things. Another great way to look at things is that Brown Jr. will only get better, along with the other rookies on the offensive line. We know this after what he stated on NFL Total Access.

Chiefs’ Brown Jr. first year at left tackle

On NFL Network’s Total Access, Brown Jr. discussed the possible upcoming contract with the Chiefs, among other things.

He was asked about his first year playing at left tackle, which is something that many people do not know about. In Baltimore, he was predominantly a right tackle. This is what he had to say:

“I always compare it to boxing. If I were to fight someone it would be in a southpaw stance. That’s what I find most natural and most comfortable, is in that left tackle position. Being able to use my hands, being able to have balance, and being able to move and all those different things,” explained Brown Jr.

“I feel like I was out of position for a long time, at least my first year and a half, two years in the NFL as a right tackle. But what coach Heck was able to do with us as a unit, as far as production and comfortability that Patrick [Mahomes] was able to develop, it all was attributed to the success of us as a whole. The way that coach Reid was able to call plays, and really use his personnel that we have upfront to the best of his abilities. I’m sure that as time goes those things will continue to get better,” Brown Jr. expressed.

This snippet shows two things:

First, Brown Jr. has not been playing left tackle long, and that only means he will get better. He had one of his more successful years last season, at a position he was new to.

Secondly, Brown Jr. is comfortable taking on the task of protecting Mahomes’ blind side. Not many players like dealing with left tackle as a position. It is hard and very taxing. For Brown Jr., he seems to take on the challenge.

Now, if only the Chiefs could send some money his way.

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