Patrick Mahomes: It’s “tough” to see Orlando Brown sign with Bengals

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When the Chiefs elected to move on from Orlando Brown and the left tackle elected to sign with the Bengals, it added a layer to what’s become one of the AFC’s most intriguing rivalries.

But that move didn’t end the friendship with Brown’s former quarterback.

Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes was asked about his reaction to Brown signing with Cincinnati on Wednesday.

“Yeah, it’s tough,” Mahomes said in his press conference. “I still talk to Orlando. We had a friendship off the field just as much as on the field. You understand how great of a player he is. He makes Cincinnati an even better football team so that stinks for us but at the same time I’m happy for him that he got to a good place where he was able to get a good contract that he deserved and everything like that.

“We’ll still have that friendship, but he’s a competitor like me, so we’re going to be wanting to be able to brag about who wins that football game.”

The Chiefs traded for Brown in April 2021 and he started 33 games at left tackle for the Chiefs over the last two seasons. But Brown and Kansas City could not come to a long-term agreement last summer after the club had used the franchise tag to keep him in the fold. And the Chiefs elected to move on at the start of free agency in March by signing Jawaan Taylor.

Brown, who’s been selected to the Pro Bowl four times, is now with Cincinnati to help solidify the group in front of quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Chiefs and Bengals will meet for what should be a matchup with heavy playoff implications in Week 17 of the 2023 season.

9 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: It’s “tough” to see Orlando Brown sign with Bengals

  1. Don’t know why he’d really care, according to the KC fanboys Brown is the worst tackle in the league.

  2. Let’s seen how cordial and diplomatic Mahomes remains after Brown gives Burrows enough time to surgically dismantle the Chief’s secondary in a meaningful playoff game

  3. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    May 25, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Uhm…You mean the Bills, in a snow storm….at home. Last years AFCCG wasn’t meaningful?

  4. Baby Zeus is all about the Benjamins.


    then why didn’t he sign with KC who offered him more money?

  5. Really? Time enough to dismantle the Chiefs…?

    Here in KC the over/under for the Bengals vs Chiefs game is hovering at 9 sacks allowed.

  6. The fact remains that if Mahomes wanted him to be his left tackle, he would be his left tackle. He couldn’t be trusted, so now he’s the left turnstile for Burrow.

  7. Brown took less because he bet on himself and lost. KC saw what Brown provided in year 2, and they opted to let him walk over overpaying. And being that no one offered anything better, and that he had to take Cinci’s offer, it’s evident he overestimated his value. KC now has a tackle with run-blocking ability and Burrow will need to have his head on a swivel as Brown is not even a top 10 LT. Not to mention how their running game will suffer due to Browns inability to run block.

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