With summer break officially underway for the Kansas City Chiefs, the next noteworthy date on Kansas City’s calendar is the deadline to get a new deal done with starting left tackle Orlando Brown Jr.
Since they franchise tagged Brown on March 7, the Chiefs have until July 15 to come to terms on a new deal with him, otherwise, he will have to play the 2022 season on the franchise tag, which will come with a $16.6 million cap hit.Head coach Andy Reid expressed his confidence that Kansas City’s front office will strike a deal with Brown.
“I’m not doing a whole lot of conversing with him, but [G.M.] Brett [Veach] and his crew are,” Reid said in his press conference on June 16. “And so as long as they’re talking — these things don’t ever happen overnight. That’s not how it works. So they’ll work through it. And I know both sides will handle it the right way and come to a spot that’s good for both Orlando and the team.”
The man whose blindside Brown protects on the football field, quarterback Patrick Mahomes also shared his thoughts on Brown’s contract situation.