PFF reveals franchise tag candidate for Chiefs
Whether or not they win the Super Bowl this Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will have a few roles to play this offseason.
One decision they will have to make is what to do with offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr., who will be a free agent this offseason.
Pro Football Focus believe he is their best candidate for their franchise tag.
Ravens: Lamar Jackson
Leaders: Orlando Brown Jr.
Franchise Tag candidates for each team ⬇️https://t.co/AR1IG7XuSD
– PFF (@PFF) February 6, 2023
Brown is one of the best tackles in the NFL, and the proof is in the pudding, as he was named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth straight year this season.
At 26, he should still have a few good years left in him, which fits perfectly with the relative youthfulness of the Kansas City roster.
Brown is also an enduring player, having appeared in nearly every game for the past four years, despite being in one of football’s most grueling positions.
The Philadelphia Eagles boast a formidable defense that led in passing yards allowed during the regular season, and Brown will have a big task to keep that passing offense at bay while protecting quarterback Patrick Mahomes and giving him time to work his magic.
Philly appears to be slightly favored in the Super Bowl, but Mahomes is still a singular threat, even though he dealt with a sprained ankle he suffered in the Chiefs’ division win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. .
Even without star receiver Tyreek Hill, who was sent to the Miami Dolphins last offseason, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Mahomes overcame the Philly defense to win his second Vince Lombardi Trophy in four years.