NFL
April 23, 2021

Ravens Trade Orlando Brown Jr. to Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are making a big upgrade on their offensive line.Β 

In a rare trade between AFC contenders, the Baltimore Ravens have traded Orlando Brown, a 2021 second-rounder and a 2022 sixth-rounder to the Chiefs for a 2021 first-rounder, two 2021 mid-round picks and a 2022 fifth-rounder, according to ESPN.

After watching their superstar QB Patrick Mahomes get beaten to a pulp by the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs have made improving their protection their top priority.Β 

They nearly signed Trent Williams in free agency, instead they settled for the top guard on the market in Joe Thuney instead. Now, Kansas City has found their left tackle of the future in Brown.Β 

Brown reportedly asked for a trade earlier in the offseason because of his desire to play β€” and be paid like a β€” left tackle. He now gets his wish with arguably the best team in the AFC.Β 

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