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The Kansas City Chiefs will no longer have to wait for their starting left tackle to come to camp, because according to our sources as we reported on Chiefs Focus 1st & !0 show That aired Friday, including news by Orlando’s former Baltimore teammate, Robert Griffin III, Left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will be heading to camp Monday and will play the 2022 season on the $16.6M franchise tag with the Chiefs.
“Sources close to Brown say he is in the best shape of his life and knows how important the first 5 days of pads are for him, the team and to Andy Reid,” Griffin tweeted.
The Chiefs management has done an amazing job to get this situation under control. Now with Brown secured in the books, after members of the team have reached out to him, the two sides (Chiefs and Brown) have finally bridged their differences and can move on.
Brown’s presence will be a massive help to the Chiefs, who has the responsibility of protecting Patrick Mahomes’ blind side. The Chiefs have said they want to lock Brown in with a long-term contract, but that’s something that will be negotiated after the season. For 2022, he’s set to report to work on a one-year deal.
Brown has developed into one of the top left tackles in the NFL. Brown started every game for the Chiefs last season, when he was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl, and he helped left guard Joe Thuney to tutor a front five that included rookies in center Creed Humphrey and right guard Trey Smith. Meanwhile, the Chiefs have had
offensive tackle Roderick Johnson taking most of the first-team reps at left tackle during training camp practices. Now that Brown is back, We don’t have to worry about who is going to do what. Brown has proved to be a reliable blindside blocker for Patrick Mahomes. Don’t forget that in 2017 while at Oklahoma, he was part of an O-line that helped protect QB Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2018, during the signal-caller’s Heisman Trophy-winning campaign. Blocked for NFL MVP QB Lamar Jackson, who produced one of the best seasons ever by a QB in 2019. In the 11 games Brown played at left tackle for Baltimore in 2020, he did not allow a sack or QB hit, according to PFF. He only allowed two sacks on Patrick Mahomes the entire 2021 regular season. Not 6, nor 4, 2.
Brown is back, the O-Line is back, The Secret Service,a name coined by Calab of Chiefs Focus, is back together again.