Kansas City Chiefs are optimistic about a long-term agreement for LT Orlando Brown Jr.

KANSAS City, Mo. — Kansas City ChiefsWe expect to resume talks on a long term contract with the left tackle Orlando Brown JrThey placed the franchise tag onto. earlier in the offseason, ahead of next week's NFL Draft.

Brett Veach, the general manager of the team, stated that both sides had basically reached an agreement to postpone negotiations until the offseason. Brown will be playing next season with a $16,662,000 one-year contract, which is the average of five top salaries in his position.

Veach, who has made big-money deals to quarterbacks, said that there is no hurry. Patrick MahomesProtective and offensive tackle Chris JonesThe past two years. “A player may prefer to take his time and assess the future markets. On the other hand, our team is currently going through the draft process.”

The Chiefs have two picks per round in the draft's first four rounds, and 12 overall.

Brown's case is further complicated by the fact he planned to represent himself in negotiations rather than hiring an agent. Veach seems to believe that this decision could be reexamined before a deal can be made.

The Chiefs spent a large sum to acquire the three times Pro Bowl left tackle. This was before last year’s draft. Baltimore will receive their first, third and fourth round picks in 2021, as well as their fifth-rounder this year. In the deal, the Chiefs also received a second-round draft pick last year as well as a sixth-rounder this year.

Also, Brown was let go after two seasons in Kansas City.

“He's an extremely smart guy. Veach stated that he will make a great choice. We'll gladly sit down with him to discuss an extension, no matter who he chooses to represent himself.

Veach also said that right tackle is a good idea. Lucas NiangTo assess his recovery from surgery to the torn patellar tendon, he had an MRI done this week. Niang could have been sidelined for the 2022 season. However, Veach reported that Rick Burkholder, Niang's trainer, was happy with his recovery and that Niang may be available in the early part of the season.

Veach said, “I think he'll be there by the end training camp,” Veach added. He's certainly on target.

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