Orlando Brown on his future: I want to stay here, but the business is the business

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Left tackle Orlando Brown hopes Super Bowl LVII isn’t his final game with the Chiefs, but he acknowledges it could be.

He played this season under the franchise tag, making $16.7 million in salary. But Brown made it clear last summer that he wasn’t happy about not getting a long-term extension after the trade from Baltimore before the 2021 season.

Brown wants to be paid, so while his preference is to remain in Kansas City, he will play for whoever pays him.

“Yeah, absolutely, I want to stay here, but the business is the business,” Brown said Monday night. “Things happen. Whatever happens, man, I’ll be prepared to go.”

Brown rejected the Chiefs’ final offer before the July 15 deadline that included $38 million fully guaranteed at signing. He was seeking a $40 million signing bonus and full guarantees at signing beyond that, along with a real annual average of $25 million.

He will start thinking about his future next week.

“Honestly, I haven’t put much thought into it,” Brown said. “To me, I was brought here to win Super Bowls. I’m here. You know what I mean? That’s really what’s been on my mind.”

12 responses to “Orlando Brown on his future: I want to stay here, but the business is the business

  1. Can’t afford to pay him tip 5 money, and I don’t think anyone else will either. He’s too 10, but not too 5. And his run blocking is awful.

  2. Possibly a top 10 LT that wants to be paid like THE top… he didn’t even deserve the Pro Bowl nod this year and gets beaten by speed rushers regularly. Better to let him move on and find a good LT in the draft. And that’s coming from a Chiefs fan!

  3. When you feel a player is worthy of that kind of contract, and you feel that player will continue to work hard after he gets paid, you don’t have any hesitation. Maybe the Chiefs haven’t seen that kind of commitment. Hey, business is business.

  4. He won’t be paid by the Chiefs based on his performance this year. Should have been ultra motivated and did not play to the level of a franchise tagged player.

  5. Why even mention this just days before the biggest game he’ll play in this year? bad timing…

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