Jawaan Taylor signing draws mostly positive reviews on Twitter
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs signed offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor to a big-money deal in free agency and the responses on Twitter were mostly positive.
While everyone was busy talking about Orlando Brown Jr. or Laremy Tunsil as potential answers for the Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle concerns, general manager Brett Veach was taking a look at Jawaan Taylor all along. In the end, he landed his free agent prize with a four-year deal worth up to $80 million on Monday.
The signing brought a lot of question marks at first because it seemed as if the Chiefs were spending left tackle money at right tackle, but it was quickly reported from several sources that the Chiefs would try Taylor on the left side instead, plugging the void left by Brown’s imminent departure.
First, Taylor was quick to introduce himself to Chiefs Kingdom on Twitter.
A lot of the early reviews on Twitter are positive even as they’re also cautiously optimistic.
Here’s an early draft report from our friends at KC Sports Network.
Some of the money could look a lot better if Taylor is able to make it work on the left side. In fact, Matt Derrick said it could be a Moneyball situation:
If Taylor does stay on the left side, NFL analyst Jordan Reid has an idea of where the Chiefs could go next for further help at tackle.
No one should be surprised by the Chiefs signing a tackle like Taylor or at a price tag so high. Remember the Chiefs’ previous chases at the position include a blockbuster trade for Orlando Brown Jr. and a failed pursuit of Trent Williams in free agency. As our own Adam Best reminded us: