Report: Orlando Brown Jr. hasn’t signed yet due to positional conflict originally appeared nbc sports chicago
Just over a day into the 2023 NFL free agency period and among the top players still to be signed, the availability of Orlando Brown Jr. has puzzled the league spectrum.
Brown, a 6-foot-8 offensive tackle and four-time Pro Bowler, is currently an unrestricted free agent after not signing a long-term deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s rare for a top tackle at the ripe old age of 26 — he’ll turn 27 in May — not to be highly sought-after, but some clarity on his availability emerged on Tuesday.
On ESPN’s “NFL Live,” Adam Schefter explained that the holdup on Brown is that he wants to get paid like a left tackle, while “the league views him as a right tackle.”
Chiefs return as Brown looks unlikely to Kansas City Allegedly Terms agreed with the former Jacksonville Jaguars gave young Taylor a four-year, $80 million deal.
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The Baltimore Ravens drafted Brown in the third round of the 2018 draft with the No. 83 overall pick, where he spent the majority of his three seasons playing at RT. He logged at LT in 2020, his final season at Maryland.
Brown then spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons in Kansas City where he played primarily at LT, showing he could shine at both positions. But Taylor has logged the majority of his minutes at RT through four seasons in Jacksonville, so how the position plays out — for teams like the Browns and Bears that need someone with his profile — will certainly be intriguing.