The Kansas City Chiefs traded for Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown on Friday, making their offense even more terrifying than before.
Less than a week before the 2021 NFL Draft, and Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is practicing magic.
On Friday, the Super Bowl-winning general manager pulled off a stunning move with the Baltimore Ravens, landing two-time Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown. The Chiefs also received Baltimore’s second-round pick this year and its sixth-rounder in 2022, a source tells FanSided. Kansas City sent back its 2021 first, third and fourth-round choices, along with a sixth-rounder in 2022.
For the Chiefs, the price is worth the cost.
The Chiefs made a great trade with the Ravens for Orlando Brown
Brown, 24, comes over after starring at both right and left tackle. In Kansas City, he’ll be protecting the blind side of Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs spent much of their offseason revamping a line that was both injured and overwhelmed in the Super Bowl last season, allowing Mahomes to be battered.
Now, Kansas City is trotting out on the league’s tougher units to beat, especially on the left side.
The Chiefs have added Brown and also signed guard Joe Thuney away from the New England Patriots on a record-setting five-year, $80 million deal on the first day of legal tampering. Thuney will have former Los Angeles Rams center Austin Blythe in the pivot alongside him, with either Laurent Duvernay-Tardif or Kyle Long at right guard. Second-year man Lucas Niang, who opted out for COVID-19 last year, is likely starting at right tackle.
Kansas City was the Super Bowl favorite entering the day. Now? The odds are instantly better. Magic.