The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to make Orlando Brown their longterm solution at the left tackle position. But as he heads into his fifth NFL season, the three-time Pro Bowler has yet to sign an extension deal.
Chiefs GM Brett Veach isn't too concerned though.
"We have a ton of time to talk," Veach said, per the Kansas City Star. "And you guys know how the Chris Jones deal went, where it was right there toward the end. That's typically how all these things go where there's no rush on either side."
Veach says the Kansas City organization will turn its attention to Brown after this week's draft. Brown is currently operating without an agent.
"He's kind of redoing the agent process, and where we are right now and in addition to the Tyreek Hill trade with our cap and having flexibility now, it allows us to take a step back and get through this draft," Veach said. "We certainly anticipate that once the draft is over, I'm sure there will be a point that there's a finality to him going out there and finding an agent."
The Chiefs traded for Brown prior to the 2021 season -- the final year of his rookie contract. The Kansas City front office hit the 25-year-old tackle with the franchise tag ($16.66 million) earlier this offseason, buying time for contract extension talks.
The Chiefs have until mid-July to sign Brown on a new deal.