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After threatening to hold out for the 2022 season following a franchise-tag saga that didn’t culminate in a long-term deal, Brown turned a slow start into a strong second half protecting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. From Week 10 to the end of the regular season, Brown’s 88.7 pass-blocking grade ranked third best among left tackles.

He may not become one of the game’s true top tackles given his much-maligned athletic limitations, but he’s a very reliable blindside protector who has succeeded in two diametrically opposed offensive schemes.

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Reason for hope: The Chiefs don’t strike as quickly as they once did, but they are still potent offensively. They lead the league in scoring, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win MVP. There’s room for growth, too, if they can reduce their turnovers and improve a 75% field goal percentage, which is tied for 30th in the NFL.

Reason for concern: The Chiefs have the league’s worst kicking game, which is one reason some of the league’s bottom-feeding teams have hung around in recent games. They’ve missed eight field goals and five PATs, forfeiting a total of 29 points directly with their kicking game while their opponents forfeited six (two missed field goals and zero missed PATs). This could be a fatal flaw against superior opponents they face in the playoffs. — Adam Teicher

PFF’s 2022 NFL All-Pro Team: Patrick Mahomes, Justin Jefferson, Micah Parsons and more | PFF



Second Team: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Mahomes has been the best quarterback over the course of the season. In any given stretch, he was rivaled by Josh Allen, Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts and Burrow, but Mahomes has been the one constant. His 91.3 overall PFF grade is more than 10 grading points higher than his mark last season and represents his fourth year above 90.0 in five full seasons.

Ranking each team’s primary starting running back for the 2022 NFL season |

27 - Isiah Pacheco

Kansas City Chiefs · Rookie

2022 stats: 17 games | 170 att | 830 rush yds | 4.9 ypc | 5 rush TDs | 13 rec | 130 rec yds | 0 rec TDs | 2 fumbles lost

The Chiefs underwent an offensive transformation last offseason, with the seventh-round rookie being one of many new faces. Making his first start in Week 7, Pacheco, the team leader in carries, rush yards and rush TDs, has added a physical element to the Chiefs’ ground attack and stands out in a crowded room that also features veterans Ronald Jones II and Jerick McKinnon.

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30. Kansas City Chiefs: B.J. Ojulari, edge, LSU

Carmen: The Chiefs need some youth in their edge rotation and Ojulari could be the spark that allows Kansas City to continue getting the most out of their veteran starters.

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Matt LaFleur open to Nathaniel Hackett returning to Packers | ESPN

Packers coach Matt LaFleur simultaneously gave defensive coordinator Joe Barry a vote of confidence while he also broached the subject of a return by Nathaniel Hackett, the former Green Bay offensive coordinator who was fired as Denver Broncos coach last month less than a year into his tenure.

“I think I’ve definitely entertained all that,” LaFleur said Monday. “I think you can never have enough great coaches, and certainly you guys know how I feel about Nathaniel and the job he did here. But again, just getting started into the evaluation phase. I did talk to him after he got let go in Denver. I know that he needs some family time as well.”

Brandon Staley’s aggressive coaching decisions part of establishing ‘our way’ culture for Chargers | USA Today

Part of Staley’s way is making unconventional decisions. He’s built a reputation for being aggressive on fourth downs. The Chargers had 29 fourth-down attempts in the regular season, the second most in the AFC, and he boldly elected to go for a game-winning two-point conversion instead of settling for an extra point to tie in Week 12 versus the Arizona Cardinals. Staley’s gamble paid off for a win in Arizona, much like more than half of the team’s fourth-down attempts (51.7% conversion rate).

“To me, you have to establish a mindset within a football team. The biggest thing is you’re not afraid to fail and you’re gonna try to play the game on your terms and not somebody else’s,” Staley said. “The way we play, we want to dictate the terms of the game – force teams to defend us and not the other way around. And then, showing the confidence that you have in your whole football team.”

Giants head coach Brian Daboll: Playoff experience is ‘probably overrated’ |

“I think really what you make out of it is the experience is probably overrated, to be honest with you,” Daboll said Monday via the New York Post. “It’s how you prepare, how you practice and ultimately how you play the game and coach the game on whatever day it is.”

Yes, Sunday will mark Daboll’s first time leading an NFL team as a head coach, but he’s been on plenty of playoff clubs. He won five Super Bowls with the New England Patriots as an assistant. He won a college national championship with Nick Saban at Alabama. And he went to the playoffs each of the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator in Buffalo.

All three coordinators on his staff have Super Bowl rings of their own: defensive coordinator Wink Martindale won with the Baltimore Ravens, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka won with the Chiefs and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey won with the Giants in 2007.

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The Chiefs’ 2023 opponents look like they will be pretty average

Sometime in May, we’ll learn exactly when all these games will be played. But here’s what we know so far.

Chiefs’ home opponents: Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.

Chiefs’ away opponents: Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Kansas City will play eight of its 17 games against teams that are in the 2022 playoffs: the Chargers (twice), Bills, Bengals, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars and Vikings. Five of those games will be at home, while three will be on the road. The Chiefs will play three other teams — the Patriots, Lions and Packers — that were still in postseason contention going into the final week of the 2022 regular season. One of those games will be at home, while the other two will be on the road

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Former #KState QB Michael Bishop and former #Mizzou WR Jeremy Maclin will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. List also includes former #Chiefs Eric Berry (Tennessee) and Derrick Johnson (Texas)

— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) January 9, 2023

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Where does Orlando Brown rank as a left tackle? ›

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed the best left tackle on the free agent market.
Orlando Brown Jr.: Pass-blocking grades and rank since 2018 (postseason included)
SeasonPass-blocking gradeRank
202276.823 of 89
202174.429 of 88
202077.825 of 86
201983.311 of 88
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Mar 17, 2023

Is Orlando Brown Jr good? ›

On paper, Orlando Brown Jr. is the best offensive tackle to play for the Bengals since Andrew Whitworth. He's a highly unorthodox offensive tackle that wins due to his size and length creating a massive margin for error.

How many sacks has Orlando Brown Jr allowed? ›

Offense Snaps Played1133
Pass Block Snaps Played
Run Block Snaps Played
Sacks Allowed4
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Has Orlando Brown signed? ›

The Bengals today signed unrestricted free agent OT Orlando Brown Jr. to a four-year contract through the 2026 season. Brown (6-8, 345), a sixth-year player out of the University of Oklahoma, originally was a third-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2018.

Why didn t the Chiefs keep Orlando Brown Jr? ›

That means the Chiefs would be committing over $20 million to Brown Jr. in fully-guaranteed money. That number was simply too high for the team to take on with their current salary cap situation.

Who is the greatest left tackle in history? ›

#1 Anthony Munoz

Munoz played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1980 to 1992 and is widely considered to be the best offensive tackle of all time. He is a 11-time Pro Bowler, a 9-time First-team All-Pro, and was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. He is known for his strength, technique, and durability.

How many pressures did Orlando Brown give up? ›

During the Chiefs' run to the Super Bowl, Brown allowed just 11 pressures in three games and did not give up a sack.

Is Orlando Brown Jr a good left tackle? ›

Brown, who turns 27 in May, was a Pro Bowler last year. He compiled a pass-blocking pressure rate of 5.4 percent, according to TruMedia, which is slightly below average for left tackles (minimum 200 pass rush snaps), ranking him 22nd among 36 qualified players.

How much does Orlando Brown make a year? ›

Current Contract

In 2023, Brown Jr. will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $31,100,000 and a workout bonus of $375,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,354,000 and a dead cap value of $31,100,000.

Who had 7 sacks in one game? ›

This day in NFL history on November 11, 1990, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas sets NFL record with 7 sacks on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Dave Kreig.

Who owns the record for most sacks in a game? ›

NFL Single-Game Sack Record

The record of 8 sacks in a game was set back in 1990 by Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs. He took the record from Fred Dean of the San Francisco 49ers, who had 6 sacks in a game in 1983.

What offense has allowed the most sacks? ›

In 1986, the Philadelphia Eagles set one of the most dubious and arguably unbreakable records in NFL history; they allowed 104 sacks in 16 games, an average of nearly seven sacks allowed per game.

Why is Orlando Brown famous? ›

Orlando Brown (born December 4, 1987) is an American actor, rapper, and singer. He is best known for his roles as Cadet Kevin 'Tiger' Dunne in Major Payne, 3J Winslow in Family Matters, Max in Two of a Kind. He was the title protagonist in both the Waynehead (as Damey Wayne) and Fillmore!

Why is Orlando Brown net worth? ›

Orlando Brown is an American actor, rap artist, and musician who has a net worth of $2 thousand.

How big is Orlando Brown? ›

Orlando Claude Brown Jr.
No. 75 – Cincinnati Bengals
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:340 lb (154 kg)
Career information
High school:Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, Georgia)
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What did KC offer Orlando Brown Jr? ›

The Chiefs offered Brown a six-year, $140 million contract with more than $30 million guaranteed at signing last season, which would have made him one of the league's highest-paid left tackles, according to ESPN.

What did Orlando Brown turn down from Chiefs? ›

It now appears that Veach read 2023's market correctly: Brown wanted more than the Chiefs were willing to pay. A year ago, he turned down an offer that was essentially $19 million a year for five years. Before free agency began, it's likely that Brown insisted on an even bigger deal from Kansas City.

How much did Orlando Brown turn down? ›

Prior to the 2022 season, Brown declined a six-year, $139 million contract from the Chiefs. Brown compiled a pass pressure rate of 5.4 percent in 2022, via TruMedia.

Who is the hardest player to tackle in NFL history? ›

Steve Atwater

While he was a safety, he played more like a linebacker. During his time in the NFL, he racked up over 1,000 tackles, was an 8-time Pro Bowler, and won the Super Bowl twice. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020.

Who was the highest paid left tackle in the NFL? ›

Laremy Tunsil's new deal repeats the previous deal. In 2020, the left tackle received a $66 million contract, with $50 million guaranteed, valid through the end of 2023. The deal made Tunsil the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history up to that point, a feat that has been achieved again with the new contract.

Who is the hardest person to tackle? ›

However, when it comes to who was the absolute toughest for the man with 1,092 NFL tackles to wrangle, Seattle Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch earned the top spot easily.

Where does Jonah Williams rank? ›

He is tied for fourth among all left tackles in pass block efficiency (98.3%) according to Pro Football Focus. His three total pressures allowed is the fewest of all tackles that have played 50 percent of snaps.

How many sacks has Dan Moore given up? ›

He Has Slowly Improved

He started 17 games in 2022, playing 1,160 offensive snaps while getting penalized ten times and allowing seven sacks according to Pro Football Focus.

How many sacks has Jawaan Taylor given up? ›

He started three games at left tackle in 2022 and three during his rookie year in 2021. Though a small sample size of 374 pass-blocking snaps in his career, Little has given up just four sacks and has allowed 23 total pressures, including 17 pressures in 2022, according to PFF.

Is left tackle harder than right tackle? ›

The most asked question is why is such a big deal being made over left tackle? Quite simply, though the center is considered the "rock" of the line and usually calls the blocking schemes and provides the stop for the shortest distance to the QB, the left tackle usually has the hardest job to do game in and game out.

Who will replace Orlando Brown? ›

2023 NFL Free Agency: Chiefs' Jawaan Taylor set to replace Orlando Brown Jr. as the Chiefs left tackle.

Is left tackle better than right tackle? ›

The left tackle (LT) is usually the team's best pass blocker. Of the two tackles, the left tackles will often have better footwork and agility than the right tackle in order to counteract the pass rush of defensive ends.

Who is the highest paid employee at Brown University? ›

What are the highest paying jobs who graduate from Brown University?
  • senior software engineer - $246k per year.
  • software engineer - $176k per year.
  • software engineer ii - $165k per year.

How much did Orlando Brown want from Chiefs? ›

Brown played out his rookie deal in his first season with the Chiefs, then was hit with the $16.7 million franchise tag for last season. The Chiefs' final extension offer was reportedly a six-year, $139 million deal, but Brown declined it over concerns about its guarantees.

How much money does the mayor of Orlando make? ›

As of Apr 7, 2023, the average annual pay for a Mayor in Orlando is $70,118 a year.

Who has the most tackles in a game? ›

Singleton, then, had the NFL's best tackle game of the past 15 years. Singleton is tied with Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, who logged 19 solos in a matchup against the Bills during the Buccaneers' 2000 season.

Who has the most consecutive NFL games with at least 1 sack? ›

The Vikings' Everson Griffen has recorded at least one sack in 7 consecutive games.
Most consecutive NFL games with at least 1 sack.
PlayerBruce Smith
From1986 – 11
To1987 – 7*
21 more columns
Oct 24, 2017

What quarterback has been sacked the most in one game? ›

Donovan McNabb and Warren Moon are tied for being sacked the most by a quarterback in a game, with 12 sacks.

Who has the most touchdowns in a game? ›

On December 12, 1965, the rookie running back Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears scores six touchdowns during a single game against the San Francisco 49ers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, tying the National Football League (NFL) record for most touchdowns in a single game.

What is the most sacks by 1 team? ›

And two years later, the Chicago Bears set a single-season record for most sacks that still stands today; they had 72 sacks during the 1984 season. The Philadelphia Eagles nearly matched that regular-season record in 2022, falling just two shy with 70 sacks.

What is the most sacks by a defense in a game? ›

The Philadelphia Eagles have the most sacks by a team in a game, with 14 sacks versus the Giants on October 26, 1952.

Who has allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL? ›

Not surprisingly, the Dolphins hold the NFL record for fewest sacks allowed in a season with seven, set in 1988.
The Miami Dolphins are known primarily for three things:
  • The only perfect, undefeated season in NFL history (1972)
  • Don Shula.
  • Dan Marino.

What team has allowed the fewest sacks? ›

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got sacked the fewest by a team in 2022, with 22 sacks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers2022751
Detroit Lions2022588
Kansas City Chiefs2022651
Dallas Cowboys2022556
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Who is the best passing team in the NFL? ›

Chiefs Chiefs651104.7
Colts Colts60479.2
Commanders Commanders55484.7
Cowboys Cowboys55687.9
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How much does Orlando Brown Jr want? ›

Brown wants to at least be one of one of the highest-paid left tackles in the league, a potential deal in which he averages at least $23 million per season and more than $50 million of the deal is fully guaranteed.

What did Orlando Brown Jr say to Lamar Jackson? ›

He told the crew on “Get Up” that he believes Jackson deserves a fully guaranteed contract, saying that his status, his ability his leadership and his qualities off of the field make him qualified for fully-guaranteed money.

Why did Orlando Brown leave Baltimore? ›

His friends were there. It was a perfect situation for him, other than that he wanted to play left tackle. "But to do those things his dad wanted him to do, the things he told his dad he was going to do, he was going to have to leave." Brown requested the Ravens trade him to a team willing to play him on the left side.

How much does the Brown family make per episode? ›

TLC is said to spend anywhere between $250,000 and $400,000 per episode on its shows, which means the Browns take in $25,000 to $40,000. The show has run for 14 seasons, which would've made them, at minimum, around $4 million.

How much is Ed Brown TLC worth? ›

What Is Big Ed's Net Worth? Big Ed's net worth is estimated to be $800,000, according to multiple outlets.

How much does the Brown family make per season? ›

Rain Brown reportedly receives anywhere from $8,000 to $15,000 per episode while older sister Snowbird makes an estimated salary of $60,000 per year.

Does Orlando Brown have a job? ›

He has earned money from his music career

Orlando Brown is also a talented and decorated musician as a singer and rapper. After leaving Disney in 2007, Orlando started to concentrate on his music career. He has released several songs that have been well-received by fans and helped increase his net worth.

How many sacks has Orlando Brown Jr allowed in his career? ›

Offense Snaps Played1133
Pass Block Snaps Played
Run Block Snaps Played
Sacks Allowed4
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Is Orlando Brown Jr a left or right tackle? ›

Just spoke to new #Bengals LT Orlando Brown Jr.: "I'm super thankful for the opportunity to carry on my father's legacy and be a left tackle. It was important to be able to play that position and play for a winning team and a winning quarterback.

Is left tackle the highest paid? ›

In 2020, the left tackle received a $66 million contract, with $50 million guaranteed, valid through the end of 2023. The deal made Tunsil the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history up to that point, a feat that has been achieved again with the new contract.

Who is the best tackle in college football? ›

1. Joe Alt, Notre Dame Fighting Irish. As was the case for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, an argument can be made that 2022's best offensive tackle in college football is returning to school.

How many pressures did Orlando Brown allow? ›

During the Chiefs' run to the Super Bowl, Brown allowed just 11 pressures in three games and did not give up a sack.

What is Orlando Brown's net worth? ›

Yes, he has been acting since the age of 14. The famous American actor “Orlando Brown” has a net worth of $1 Million. According to various online resources (Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDB), the most popular American actor Orlando Brown estimated net worth is around $1 Million.

Who will get Orlando Brown? ›

The Cincinnati Bengals made the biggest move of the new league year, as they have agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. on a four-year, $64.09 million deal, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones confirmed.

How big is Orlando Brown Jr? ›

Orlando Claude Brown Jr.
No. 75 – Cincinnati Bengals
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:340 lb (154 kg)
Career information
High school:Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, Georgia)
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What is the lowest paid NFL position? ›

Using the median incomes for comparisons, the lowest paid positions become clearer. The actual lowest paid position changes slightly each year as contracts change, but these three are always the among the lowest: fullback, tight end and long snapper.

Who is the lowest paid NFL player? ›

For Tyrone Swoopes, being the least paid NFL player could seem like an unfortunate title. Nonetheless, he is actually set to make $780,000 in 2021 as a free agent, and he is making more than the average salary for a practice squad player. The only bad news for him is that he has yet to receive any of that salary.

What is the hardest position in tackle football? ›

What Is the Hardest Position in Football? The hardest position is usually not up for debate, as it is widely considered to be the quarterback.

Who is the best tackling corner in the NFL? ›

The New York Jets' Sauce Gardner is the best cornerback in the NFL today. It's difficult to think of many times a rookie cornerback entered the league and immediately became the best player at their position, but Gardner has managed it.

Who is the best defensive tackle all time? ›

The four best defensive tackles in league history probably are, in alphabetic order, Joe Greene (Steelers, 1969-1981), Bob Lilly (Cowboys, 1961-1974), Merlin Olsen (1962-1976), and Alan Page (Vikings, Bears, 1967-1981). All are, of course, Hall of Famers and perennial All-Pros. All but Olsen is a Super Bowl champion.

Who has the most tackles in college history? ›

Carlton Martial


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