A key member of the Chiefs Super Bowl team is leaving Kansas City to join one of their biggest rivals.
Offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr agreed to a four year deal worth 64 million with the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday. Brown spent the past two seasons protecting the blind side of MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Bengals gave Brown the largest signing bonus in NFL history for an offensive lineman, with more than 31 million dollars coming upfront to the lineman this weekend.
Brown will move from one star quarterback to another, now tasked with protecting the blind side of rising star Joe Burrow. The four time pro bowler immediately becomes the best offensive lineman on the Bengals roster.
The Chiefs acquired Brown in 2021 from the Ravens, where he served as left tackle for two seasons. Brown is a massive human being, standing 6 foot 8 and weighing 340 pounds. He's also a consistent pass blocker, winning 92% of his snaps last season.