Entering his first season with the Kansas City Chiefs, offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is well aware of the task that is front of him: Protecting one of the NFL's biggest stars in the form of Super Bowl champion quarterback and 2018 league MVP Patrick Mahomes. And it's a challenge that Brown is ready to fully embrace, as the former Oklahoma Sooners product was reportedly quoted recently saying that he'd make sure "no one in this world touches Pat Mahomes."
On the surface, Orlando Brown Jr. is in a contract year for the K.C. Chiefs. The reality, however, is that he’s a lock to be a long-term bookend for this team’s remade offensive front. For many traded veterans, a new home often comes with a new contract, as the franchise...
Villanueva is signing a two-year contract with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Villanueva will slide in at right tackle in place of Orlando Brown, who was traded to Kansas City in April. The 32-year-old Villanueva has spent his entire NFL career up to now in Pittsburgh, primarily playing left tackle for the Ravens' archrivals. He'll now get to see things from the other side.
The Kansas City Chiefs did not pick on night one of the NFL Draft Thursday after sending their first-round pick — the No. 31 overall selection — to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. Baltimore also received Kansas City’s third-round pick at No. 94, one...
Agent's Take: Waiting to sign Orlando Brown to a long-term deal could be a costly mistake for Chiefs
The Chiefs completed an overhaul of an offensive line that was overmatched in a 31-9 Super Bowl LV loss to the Buccaneers by trading for offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. last week. Brown requested a trade from the Ravens at the start of the offseason because of his desire to play left tackle. He excelled at the position during the second half of 2020 after 2019 All-Pro Ronnie Stanley was sidelined with a season-ending ankle injury. Brown didn't allow a sack or quarterback hit in his 389 pass-blocking snaps at left tackle, according to Pro Football Focus. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2020.
Over the weekend, offensive lineman Orlando Brown was traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Kansas City Chiefs. Going from Lamar Jackson to Patrick Mahomes continued a trend of Brown blocking for some elite quarterbacks. In an interview on CBS Sports HQ, Brown reflected on all the quarterbacks he’s blocked...
While very few football fans get excited about watching offensive lineman play, those guys in the trenches are essential building blocks for any team. Just ask Kansas City Chiefs fans about that. During Super Bowl 55, their patchwork front collapsed, leading to an awful night on offense. Orlando Brown, however, should keep that disaster from repeating itself this season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- New left tackle Orlando Brown said he's ready for the pressure of protecting Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback and half-billion dollar investment. "I put a lot of pressure on myself and have very high expectations for myself and that's keeping Pat as clean as...
The Kansas City Chiefs made a massive move Friday afternoon when they acquired Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Brown. The former Oklahoma standout will protect the blind slide of Patrick Mahomes, a situation that was very up in the air before the move was made. Entering the final...
Orlando Brown wants to sign long-term extension with Chiefs: 'I'm going to make sure I take care of my part'
The Kansas City Chiefs traded a large amount of draft capital in order to land Orlando Brown Jr. from the Baltimore Ravens, making sure he's their franchise left tackle for years to come. Brown, playing out the final year of his rookie deal, feels the same way as the organization.
Newest Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. said he will ensure quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a clean pocket. The Kansas City Chiefs lost Super Bowl 55 because quarterback Patrick Mahomes did not have a clean pocket to stand in. After building the interior with Joe Thuney and Kyle Long, the Chiefs got Mahomes a new left tackle in former Baltimore Raven lineman Orlando Brown Jr.
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Orlando Brown wanted a trade to a destination where he could be a full-time left tackle. He got his wish, getting shipped from Baltimore to Kansas City. Heading into the final year of his contract, the former third-round pick is out to prove he's worth the trade for K.C. and, eventually, worthy of a long-term contract with the Chiefs.
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New Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Orlando Brown believes the days of Patrick Mahomes running wild to avoid pass-rushers are over. Mahomes faced constant pressure in Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs prioritized improving the unit since then, acquiring Brown from the Baltimore Ravens for multiple draft picks with the intention of sticking him at left tackle.
The Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC’s only bye with 14 regular-season wins and managed to take home the AFC championship in 2020 — but years from now, what will likely be remembered most about the season is Patrick Mahomes under relentless pressure in Super Bowl LV, a 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.