Executives make surprise move by agreeing to major contract with Jawaan Taylor: reports
The Kansas City Chiefs have waived their own forward Orlando Brown as a free agent. Jacksonville Jaguars Tackle Jawaan Taylor agreed to a big deal to join the Super Bowl champions.
Taylor is expected to sign an $80 million contract over the next four seasons. with the leadersand $60 million of that is guaranteed, according to the NFL Network.
While the Chiefs were desperate to fill their tackle spots (Brown and Andrew Wylie were free agents), pundits and fans alike see it as a headache.
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Taylor has played well on the Jaguars’ right wing since leaving Florida in 2019 NFL Draft.
He’s started every game he’s played for Jacksonville over the past four seasons, but his long-term contract makes him the fourth-highest hitter in the league with $20 million a season.
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Brown, on the other hand, has been a professional bowler in each of Kansas City’s last four seasons. Having played his fifth-year option in 2022, Brown is going to do something like what Taylor got.
The Washington Command also paid Wylie, as he agreed to sign a three-year, $24 million contract.
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However, in recent years, linemen have come and gone to the Chiefs, but the level of pay has remained the same. They ignore what the public thinks and stick to what they think makes sense when building the lineup for 2023.
Taylor hasn’t played left tackle since college but is expected to play there next season with Kansas City. He was also reliable, taking just six penalties in all of last season.
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The Chiefs’ inside line will remain the same as last season, with Joe Tooney, Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith at left, center and right back respectively. Darian Kinnard is scheduled for the correct tackle on the depth table.