Orlando Brown Jr.
OT - KC
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Ravens have traded Orlando Brown Jr, a 2021 and 2022 pick to the Kansas City Chiefs.
This was a huge trade for both teams. Chiefs are rebuilding their offensive line and acquired a Pro-Bowl OT. The Ravens now have the 27th and 31st overall picks in the 2021 NFL draft. Brown will help protect Patrick Mahomes and gives Clyde Edwards-Helaire an extra boost in the running game. This was a great trade on both parts. Brown has made the Pro Bowl in two of his first three seasons.
Ravens tackle Orlando Brown Jr., whose representatives have been actively looking for a trade partner, has received interest from six teams.
There seems to be momentum from Brown, the Ravens, and potential suitors to get a trade done. The talented, young lineman is set to make $3.384 million in 2021, a contract year, though he said that he would prioritize an extension upon being traded. It is evident that the 24-year-old is passionate about playing left tackle and is looking for stability going forward.
Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr. and his representatives have begun exploring potential trade possibilities for a full-time role at left tackle, as reported by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Brown played well all season for the Ravens, earning a Pro-Bowl nod after switching from right tackle to left tackle mid-way through the year to fill the void left by an injured Ronnie Stanley. The 24-year old tackle is entering the final year of his rookie contract but is seeking a team that will pay up for his elite talent exclusively at the left tackle position, as Stanley is returning to left tackle on a massive five-year, $98 million contract extension. The Ravens are cooperating with Brown and his reps, as the Pro-Bowl tackle should get numerous lucrative offers from teams interested in upgrading their blind-side protection in 2021.
Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr. reportedly wants to be traded if the organization doesn't allow him to return to play at left tackle in 2021, as reported by Ian Rapoport.
Brown was originally playing at the left tackle position but switched to right tackle after RT Ronnie Stanley injured his ankle mid-way thru the 2020 season. Despite his success filling in at right tackle for Stanley, Brown desires a return to left tackle instead and is stating he will ask for a trade out of Baltimore to a team willing to start him at left tackle if the Ravens end up forcing him to stay at right tackle. This puts the Ravens in a tough spot, as they would be forced to find a replacement for the talented tackle with limited depth on their current roster. Continue monitoring this situation in Baltimore, as Brown is likely to find plenty of suitors that need an upgrade at left tackle heading into the 2021 season.