The Kansas City Chiefs are moving away from their own free agent offensive tackle Orlando Brown as former Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Jawaan Taylor has agreed to the terms of a massive deal to join the Super Bowl champions.
Taylor is expected to sign a deal worth $80 million over the next four seasons with the Chiefs, and $60 million of that is guaranteed, according to NFL Network.
While the Chiefs desperately needed to fill their tackle spots (Brown and Andrew Wylie were free agents), experts and fans alike see this as a head scratcher.
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Taylor has played well on the right side for the Jaguars since coming out of Florida in the 2019 NFL Draft.
He’s started every game he’s played for Jacksonville over the past four seasons, but his long-term deal makes him the fourth-highest-paid offensive tackle in the league at $20 million per season.
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Brown, on the other hand, has been a Pro Bowler in each of the last four seasons for Kansas City. After playing his fifth-year option in 2022, Brown is ready to do something in the range of what Taylor received.
Wylie also received a payment from the Washington Commanders as he agreed to sign a three-year pact worth $24 million.
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The Chiefs, however, have seen linemen come and go in recent years, but the pay level has stayed the same. They are ignoring what the public thinks and going with what they feel makes sense for their 2023 roster construction.
Taylor hasn’t played left tackle since college, but is expected to play there for Kansas City next season. He too has been reliable, committing just six penalties in all of last season.
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The Chiefs’ interior line will remain the same as last season, with Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith at left, center and right guard, respectively. Darian Kinnard is slated for right tackle on the depth chart.