KANSAS CITY – Orlando Brown Jr. has been incredible for the Chiefs, and there is no disputing that. The left tackle, and former right tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, has been everything the Chiefs needed.
Just two years ago, Kansas City was in the Super Bowl. However, it wasn’t something that fans want to remember all that much. The game was not necessarily close, as the Buccaneers showed out. A lot of people attest the Chiefs failure in that game, to the offensive line, above all other things.
As you saw last year, Brown Jr. helped solve a lot of the problems the Chiefs had on the offensive line. He, Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, and Trey Smith, were all newcomers to help Patrick Mahomes stay safe. And, all four were integral in 2021’s vast improvement up front.
Now, Brown Jr. wants to be paid, and who can blame the guy. He definitely deserves some money. However, his recent comments on television seem like he may be warning the Chiefs.
Brown Jr. may be warning the Chiefs
Brown Jr. was recently franchised tagged by the Kansas City Chiefs, in the amount of $16.6 million.
Recently, Brown Jr. was seen on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access and was asked a few different things. Among those questions, Brown Jr. was asked about his level of confidence when it comes to working out a long-term deal.
“Very confident, very confident,” expressed Brown Jr. “Especially, simply based off of the things that have come into effect in our division, the type of defensive ends that have been brought in, the type of players, and all of that, it’s not the year to go into the season with a backup left tackle, so I’m very confident that the Kansas City Chiefs will get that done.”
The key phrase in Brown’s quote is the “it’s not the year to go into the season with a backup left tackle” line.
I mean, it’s pretty hard to fathom him implying anything else other than he won’t play in 2022 if he doesn’t have a long-term deal in place by the July 15 deadline.
Of course, it could always be a bluff. But even if it is, it’s a helluva way to start off contract negotiations with the Chiefs.
This will obviously be something to keep an eye on moving forward.
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