Report explains hold up for potential Orlando Brown Jr. contract extension
Orlando Brown Jr. was franchise tagged by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, which could be the first step in the sides reaching a long-term deal. But there is one potential hold up.
NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo spoke to Jammal Brown, who is Orlando’s mentor. Jammal told him that Orlando is deciding whether he wants to represent himself or hire an agent. The offensive tackle will not sign his franchise tag until deciding whether or not he hires an agent.
Jammal on Orlando, tagged by the #Chiefs today: “He wants to be in Kansas City and wants to sign a long-term deal there. He wants Kansas City to understand he's the type of player who can be there for the rest of his career. He's a cornerstone left tackle.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 8, 2022
NFL Media’s James Palmer indicated that the Chiefs are aware a contract extension could take some time. They are apparently confident a deal will get done.
A few things with the #chiefs and LT Orlando Brown Jr.
– They’ve been planning on tagging him and are pretty confident they can sign him long term this offseason.
– They expect that to take some time.
– Last season was his first at LT and allowed 4 sacks in 715 pass block snaps
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 7, 2022
The Chiefs acquired Brown in a trade with the Ravens last year. The 25-year-old started 16 games last season and has made three straight Pro Bowls.
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