After spending half of the season at left tackle last year Orlando Brown Jr made it clear he was ready for that next step. At the end of the season last year Brown made it clear he wants to play strictly left tackle. That means either move him to left tackle, or ship him off to a team that will. With Ronnie Stanley, an All-Pro offensive tackle, already playing left tackle for the Ravens at a very high price it was safe to say Orlando Brown Jr.’s time was up in Baltimore.
Friday afternoon that became fact as the Baltimore Ravens traded Orlando Brown Jr to the Kansas City Chiefs. Baltimore would receive Kansas City’s 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks in 2021, along with a 5th round pick in 2022. Kansas City receives Orlando Brown, the Ravens 2021 2nd round pick and their 6th round pick in 2022.
Orlando Brown Jr has one more season left on his rookie contract, and wants to be paid as a left tackle. He played left tackle at a very high level for the Oklahoma Sooners, and is very familiar with the left side of the line. A poor pre-draft process caused him to fall, and flipped to the right side of the offensive line. That fall in the draft caused Brown to miss out on a lot of money and is only due $3.8M this season.
Brown also stated his father played a big role in his decision to play left tackle. His father is Orlando Brown Sr. who played ten years at right tackle for the Browns and Ravens. He told Brown Jr. to “not settle for playing right tackle” and “shoot for the stars”.
This is obviously big news for Chiefs fans as the offensive line seemingly cost them the Super Bowl last year. After releasing both starting tackles for 2020, there was a slight panic within Chiefs Twitter and other platforms. They quickly fixed that problem by signing not just Joe Thuney, but an un-retired Kyle Long too. Now with the addition of Orlando Brown Jr, the Chiefs offensive line has quickly been fixed.