After failing to agree to a long-term deal, Orlando Brown, Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl player is now set to be the franchise tag for the 2022 season.
Brown might have been offered a lucrative deal even though it wasn’t what they wanted. Mike Garafolo from the NFL claims that Brown was offered a deal by the Chiefs worth $91 million for the first five years, with a $40m sixth year to increase the contract’s value.
Garafolo stated that Brown and his team wanted more security. He’ll now play the 2022 season with a $16.7million franchise tag. He has until Week 1 for signing.
The report was very interesting to NFL fans, who largely couldn’t understand why Brown didn’t sign a new contract. It places him in the bottom five on a per-year basis for offensive tackles.
More on the #Chiefs’ contract proposal to Orlando Brown: A source says the offer was for $91 million over the first five years. The sixth year had a $40m+ salary strictly to inflate the average annual value to the top of the market. That year would’ve never been meant to be paid. https://t.co/dnytvtAiHR
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 15, 2022
The Baltimore Ravens selected Orlando Brown in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He started 10 games as a rookie and quickly rose to the top as a right tackle, winning the NFL MVP award in 2019.
Brown was a back-to-back Pro Bowler with the Ravens but was traded to Kansas City Chiefs in 2021. The Chiefs made a good move as Brown was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl.
Orlando Brown will sign a contract extension next season with the Chiefs.