Final hurdle cleared for Orlando Brown extension with Chiefs
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs and Orlando Brown Jr are likely to reach an agreement on a contract extension soon enough with the final hurdle cleared.
The Kansas City Chiefs are likely going to have something to announce sooner than later with left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. now that the final hurdle has been cleared.
On Thursday, Brown announced he’d reached an agreement with new representation in agent Michael Portner of Delta Sports Group. The lack of an agent had been the temporary stopping point for both sides in their attempts to work something out, and with Portner in place, it seems as if a long-term contract extension should be on the way.
Brown explained his reasoning for the hire below:
The Chiefs traded for Brown over a year ago knowing that he was wanting a long-term contract from the Baltimore Ravens or any new team to which he was traded, so this has been in the works for about as long as a contract can be.
Earlier this offseason, the Chiefs decided to use the franchise tag on Brown in order to secure his services for the 2022 season after his rookie deal officially expired last winter. The tag allows the Chiefs to keep Brown for a single year beyond that fourth NFL season, but it rewards Brown handsomely for doing so to the tune of a $16.6. million cap hit. If both sides cannot reach an agreement on a long-term deal by July 15, Brown will be forced to play out the rest of the ’22 season on the terms of the franchise tag.