Report: Orlando Brown Jr. wants to be traded

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Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown has made it pretty clear he’d like to move on from Baltimore.

He tweeted “I’m a LEFT tackle” late last month. Then tweeted his appreciation for the organization, while noting he wanted to live out the dream his father had for him.

Now, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media has reported on Wednesday that Brown wants to be traded and will only play for a team that will utilize him as a left tackle.

Brown started the last 11 games of Baltimore’s 2020 season at left tackle, after playing right tackle for the last two and a half seasons. He was filling in for Ronnie Stanley, who suffered a severe ankle injury in early November that kept him out for the rest of the year.

But Stanley signed a five-year extension worth $112 million with $70 million guaranteed in October, making it unlikely the Ravens would move him.

So Brown’s best bet to be a full-time left tackle is to be traded. But getting rid of Brown would seem to run counter to General Manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh’s recently stated goal of wanting to improve pass protection for quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Either way, Brown is making a clear issue out of where he’d like to play along the offensive line.

20 responses to “Report: Orlando Brown Jr. wants to be traded

  1. Simple way to make sure everyone gets what they deserve: trade him to a team with a left-handed QB.

  2. Trade for him, Howie – that’s exactly the type of Tackle you love, the one who only plays left tackle…

  3. I’m getting my popcorn ready for when people’s heads start exploding because Brown and Watson don’t get traded like they want but Wentz does

  4. The superiority complex some LTs have over RTs is ridiculous. It’s not even true from a football standpoint that the blindside blocker is more important. Both are equally important, since the pass rusher coming in from the side the RT is on is the one who’s in the quarterback’s peripheral vision, leading to the rusher applying pressure without even having to touch the QB, resulting in hurried throws, tipped balls, interceptions, all that good stuff. The right edge rusher really only makes a large impact if he physically gets to the quarterback. Obviously it’s ideal for the offense to not let that happen, so LTs are indeed crucial from an injury prevention standpoint

  5. onemantoughcrowd says:
    February 10, 2021 at 12:48 pm
    Simple way to make sure everyone gets what they deserve: trade him to a team with a left-handed QB
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    This is what dreams are made of…

  6. Is there still a difference in pay between the two tackle positions anymore? I thought Lane Johnson’s deal put the final nail in that coffin.

  7. Many people have lessened and shackled their lives trying to live out the dreams their parents had for them instead of imagining and living out their own dreams.

  8. I’d take him on the Bears. And for anyone complaining—ask yourself if you were fully capable of doing another position that pays more at work if you’d be okay with proving yourself in that role, only to get shifted back and not having a chance at that pay day. Doubt many people would. That’s what he’s asking here.

  9. He should watch more of his own tape before he gets too uppity … He’s improved since college, yet he’s a long way from elite … it’s all about the money as usual.

  10. This guys work ethic will go in the tank after he gets his first big contract.

    You need to look no further then his effort at the combine.

    Fools gold, can wait to see where he ends up.

  11. He was an All-American LT in college – dont even think he gave up one sack in 2 or 3 years as a starter

  12. I wish Bill O’Brien was still around to trade multiple first rounders for him. Actually, Tunsil had zero Pro Bowls, but Brown has had 2. So maybe he’d have traded 5 first rounders…

  13. This guys work ethic will go in the tank after he gets his first big contract.

    You need to look no further then his effort at the combine.

    Fools gold, can wait to see where he ends up.

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    His effort is why he even plays offensive tackle. He was thrown into defensive tackle, and earned his way to eventually be the blind side tackle. He’s made it to 2 probowls, despite being a third round pick.

    He had a bad day at the combine. I wonder if you’ve ever heard of the concept of a virus, for example. Viruses are these nasty things that make people sick. He may have been sick, slowing him down dramatically in the 40 yard dash, and making it harder to perform in general.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I prefer to be generous and assume someone is not being lazy when they have a bad day on the most important day of their entire life – when they’ve worked their butts off unceasingly to even get there in the first place.

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