Brett Veach: We still want a long-term deal with Orlando Brown Jr.

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The Chiefs have been operating without their left tackle at training camp, as Orlando Brown Jr. has still yet to report.

Kansas City placed the franchise tag on Brown in March and the two sides failed to reach a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.

Because Brown has not yet signed his franchise tender, he’s technically not under contract and not subject to fines for not reporting to camp.

This week, Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said the Chiefs remain interested in getting Brown signed to a long-term deal eventually.

“The agency has advisors around him, and we respect his decision,” Veach said, via Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star. “And it’s not going to limit our pursuit of him next year. We’re gonna continue to try to get him locked up.”

Veach added that the situation is “the business side.”

“It’s not always pretty, but it’s reality,” he said. “But that won’t at all limit our want or desire to put this behind us and then hopefully get something done next year with him.”

Still, Veach said he doesn’t know when Brown may sign his tender and report. Brown is set to make $16.7 million on the franchise tender in 2022.

“I haven’t gotten any indication of when that might happen,” Veach said. “But again, obviously there’s the time frame that he has until he has to officially report.

“All I know is that we’re excited and anxious to get him back. And when he is ready to come back, we’re going to welcome him with open arms. I’m sure that Coach [Andy Reid] and I will get a chance to have a good conversation with him, and we’ll certainly let him know how much we love him, appreciate him.”

16 responses to “Brett Veach: We still want a long-term deal with Orlando Brown Jr.

  1. What about all of the “sacrifices” Patrick is making? Didn’t that get relayed to Orlando?

  2. Hosting four straight AFC Championship Games, going to two of the last three Super Bowls, and winning one is hardly “leaking oil”. All 31 other teams would trade their last four years for what the Chiefs have done.

  3. 4 straight championship games winning 2 of the 4, 7 straight years to the playoffs and they’re 1-2 in super bowl. The current team to beat and they continue to be the best team in the AFC. I love “cap hell” and all the glory it’s brought us. Other teams should follow suit, if they like winning…

  4. Tag and trade next offseason. His price won’t come down and the Chiefs sure as heck will not over pay for him.

  5. Chiefs record over the past 5-6 years is so good that haters are afire here. Best record in NFL over that period. Hate on that.

  6. So let me get this straight. The chiefs trade their first round pick for a one year rental who is otherwise an average LT with an attitude problem and camp no show, when they could’ve had Odafe Oweh to fix their Swiss cheese defense, and they still want to deal with him?! Wow he really has them over a barrel eh? To top it all off he’s going to command more dollars next year and can otherwise walk?! What a terrible trade for this franchise. EDC absolutely fleeced this team and there’s no debate about it. This couldn’t have been more of a one-sided trade. Hah! Cheers!

  7. “command more dollars next year and can otherwise walk?!”

    If you don’t understand the basic principles of the franchise tag, how it can be applied, & number of years/% increase why even opine. Oh yes, jealousy of course.

  8. id let him walk… he didn’t even bother getting an agent to there were only like 4 weeks left to cut a deal.
    let someone else have him…

  9. He wanted $20+m/yr. He will get franchise tag this yr and get $16m or so. Next yr and get $19m or so and then he might get a long term deal IF he plays at a pro-bowl level and doesnt’t get injured or miss games over a 2 yr period. He set himself up for failure. Very dumb negotiating on his part and that of his representation. Very much overplayed the hand he was dealt. Shouldv’e taken the 6 yr deal offered by the team and immediately invested the signing bonus etc. HE WILL NEVER regain the money he lost and wouldve earned by not taking the deal regardless of what deal he gets in the future.

  10. Let me get this straight…. The Chiefs trade for a right tackle, make him a pro bowl left tack, at 25 years old, and they have the rights to him…. All while going to get another championship game, 4 straight. while the team they fleeced him Brown didn’t even make the playoffs. Keep playing checkers…. KC plays chess.

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