Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ fiance, Brittany Matthews, is a huge fan of new offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in a position to once again represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this upcoming season, thanks in part to the stellar job performed by general manager Brett Veach. Perhaps the area where Veach impressed the most was his bolstering of the offensive line. One of those moves was to trade for Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr.
While quarterback Patrick Mahomes is no doubt psyched about the acquisition of Brown to play left tackle, let’s just saw that the former NFL MVP’s fiance, Brittany Matthews, is even more hyped about it.
Patrick Mahomes’ fiance is hyped about the Orlando Brown acquisition
Brown spent the first three seasons of his career with the Ravens as a third-round draft pick out of Oklahoma. Mostly playing right tackle, Brown was thrusted to protect Lamar Jackson’s blindside after Ronnie Stanley suffered a season-ending ankle injury. After the season, reports indicated that Brown did not want to play for the Ravens if they were not going to start him at left tackle.
The Chiefs jumped in to secure Mahomes’ potential blindside blocker for the foreseeable future by sending four draft picks to the Ravens in exchange for Brown and two draft picks. It was a move that was needed for the Chiefs, as they had to resort to starting a backup offensive line in Super Bowl 55 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it did not end well.
The only thing missing is that Brown is not under contract past this season. Considering how he played well he played in relief of Stanley in Baltimore, he’s going to earn a huge payday in free agency. In fact, Spotrac lists Brown’s market value at $19.2 million annually.
Considering everyone saw Mahomes running for his life in the biggest game of the year, striking a deal with Brown is a necessity for Kansas City’s front office. If this past year has taught NFL fans anything, it is that Veach can find a way to work the cap in his favor to help the Chiefs maintain their powerhouse status in the AFC.