Baltimore Ravens tackle Orlando Brown has been asking the Ravens to trade him for awhile, so they came to deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Kansas City is trading its first-round pick Thursday night, along with three other picks in the 2021 and 2022 drafts, to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Pro Bowl OT Orlando Brown and one pick in the 2021 draft and another in 2022, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2021
Per Schefter, the Ravens will receive the Chiefs’ first-, third-, and fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. They’ll also receive a 2022 fifth-round pick. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will receive the Ravens’ second-round pick and a 2022 sixth-round pick.
The idea of a Ravens trade involving Brown -not including the Chiefs- has been on the table for some time due to Brown’s desire to continue playing left tackle in the NFL. It looks like he got his wish. But damn, it sure feels like the Chiefs spent a lot to obtain his services. And they’ll eventually have to pay him. We all know how much left tackles make in the NFL.
Hint: it’s a lot. The top-10 left tackles average a little over $18 million per year. Brown is entering his fourth year, so he’ll be up for a new contract after this season. He will be Kansas City’s left tackle, therefore, in line for a big payday if all goes according to plan.
Friday’s trade marks the third big-time, pre-draft trade. The San Francisco 49ers traded up to No. 3 and then the Miami Dolphins traded with the Philadelphia Eagles back into the top-10.
The Ravens have now entered the draft’s tackle market, as well.
Isn’t this one of the best times of the year?