The Kansas City Chiefs are looking at wholesale changes across their offensive line. Brett Veach should rely on his aggressive instincts in acquiring talent to protect Mahomes – most notably the Chiefs should look to acquire Orlando Brown Jr from the Ravens.
The news broke earlier today: The K.C. Chiefs are releasing longtime bookend tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz. Fisher and Schwartz were both key parts of the 2019 Super Bowl run and Chiefs Kingdom should be grateful for the reliability both players provided Kansas City’s offense.
This is not the first time general manager Brett Veach has made the difficult decision to move on from longtime contributors. During this same week in March of 2019 Chiefs Kingdom saw the young GM move on from Justin Houston and trade Dee Ford. That offseason saw Veach assemble talent across the defense that would help secure Kansas City’s first championship since 1969.
There are several parallels between the 2018 defense and the 2020 offensive line, most notably both were the primary cause for playoff failure at the end of their respective seasons. It is reasonable to expect Veach to approach rebuilding the offensive line in a similar fashion. The Chiefs will need at least one offensive tackle, while banking on 2020 3rd round pick Lucas Niang to likely take over the right tackle role.
It is difficult to predict any specific moves in the NFL, but with the aforementioned parallels and Veach’s track record of being aggressive in filling needs, there is a particular scenario that makes sense for Kansas City: Trading for Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr.
There is a lot to consider when daydreaming about this move, so we will take a look at the player and his situation, as well as what it might potentially cost Kansas City.