One of the largest men to come through Norman recently, former Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown, has found himself a new home. He’s fresh off a season where he helped protect the blind side of the NFL’s best quarterback Patrick Mahomes, en route to a Super Bowl title.
Hitting free agency, Brown had to secure his future after playing 2022 on the one-year franchise tag.
He and the Chiefs were in negotiations but reached a stalemate. Kansas City decided to move on. They signed Jawan Taylor, opening the door for Brown to seek a new employer.
Brown’s saga was relatively short-lived as he signed with Cincinnati to protect the blind side of Joe Burrow. Burrow is one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, but the Bengals have struggled with pass protection the last couple of seasons His deal amounts to four years for $64 million. Brown’s 2023 roster bonuses $31.1 million and is due Sunday.