If he is that good, why would the Ravens trade Orlando Brown Jr.?
The answer is multi-layered. Early on in the 2020 season, the Ravens extended fellow stud left tackle Ronnie Staley. Staley got a massive contract worth $19.75 million per year. A phenomenal player that is well worth the contract.
However, the following week, Staley tore his ACL. Baltimore decided the best course of action was to move Orlando Brown from the right side over the left side. His fathers’ old position when he played for the Browns and Ravens back in the early 2000s.
Brown was phenomenal. He didn’t miss a step moving to arguably the hardest position in the NFL. Across 1027 regular-season snaps, he allowed only 5 penalties and 3 sacks. A true game-changer protecting the quarterbacks weakside.
In the Ravens two-game post-season run, Brown didn’t allow a single sack or penalty again. Again, showing up when the moment was the biggest.
Brown has since made it very clear that he wants to continue his career as a left tackle. Carry the torch forward if you will.
The Ravens still have standout left tackle Ronnie Staley on the roster. Rather than try and force Brown into staying with the team as a right tackle, they have allowed him to seek out a trade.