The Los Angeles Rams could be looking for a left tackle next year just like the Kansas City Chiefs were doing this year. What could the cost be for Les Snead if he wants to deal for a franchise left tackle? He probably won’t have the ammo.
On Friday, it was announced that the Chiefs are trading pick 31, as well as their third (94), fourth (136), and a 2022 fifth to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr. pick 58 in this year’s draft, and a 2022 sixth rounder. Essentially, Kansas City is moving down from 31 to 58 and giving up third and fourth round picks for Brown.
For a team like the Ravens in a year where there is so much uncertainty, it could in fact be a valuable haul for Baltimore to add a late first rounder and a handful of mid-round picks for a tackle who promised to holdout unless he could play on the left side. Now he will for Kansas City, a team that had pushed hard to sign Trent Williams in free agency but fell short when he returned to the San Francisco 49ers on a $23 million per year contract.
Of course, Brown wanted to play on the left side in part because he wants numbers like that and it is expected now that the Chiefs will have to pay it so that they can protect their $400-$500 million investment in Patrick Mahomes.
Kansas City gets:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2021
OT Orlando Brown
2021 second-round pick (No. 58)
2022 6th round pick.
2021 first-round pick (No. 31)
third-round pick (No. 94)
fourth-round pick (No. 136)
2022 fifth-round pick
The move also means that Kansas City won’t re-sign Eric Fisher, while right tackle Mitchell Schwartz remains a free agent. Los Angeles has Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein at their tackle spots today, but there could be an overhaul coming in 2022 depending on how next season plays out.
Did the Chiefs get a steal or give up too much?